Bill Macfarlane Smith
Honorary research fellow at the Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI) and part of pro-GM lobby group CropGen.
See also: CropGen, John Hillman, Scottish Crop Research Institute
Former Monsanto PR man who helped PR firm Lexington Communications with its work for the the biotech industry lobby group, the Agricultural Biotechnology Council.
See also: Agricultural Biotechnology Council, Mike Craven, Lexington Communications, Monsanto
Former UK government chief sientific advisor who was president of the Royal Society 2000-2005. Co-authored one of four reports rushed out to attempt to discredit the research of Dr Arpad Pusztai.
See also:Royal Society
Canadian GM researcher at the University of California, Riverside who repeated Dennis Avery's E.coli myths about organic food.
See also:American Council on Science and Health, Dennis Avery, Hudson Institute
Meek was Australia's first GM regulator. Her long career involved various posts promoting biotech.
Microbiologist who played a part in attempting to discredit Ignacio Chapela's research showing GM contamination of Mexican maize.
See also: AgBioWorld, Gregory Conko, Liberty Institute, Barun Mitra, Channapatna S. Prakash
Henry I. Miller
Avid GM promoter with multiple links to rightwing lobby groups like the Hudson Institute. Also founder director of the US Food and Drug Administration's Office of Biotechnology.
See also:Gregory Conko, American Council on Science and Health, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Michael Fumento, Hudson Institute, Steven Milloy, Elizabeth Whelan
Founder and director of the anti-regulation think tank, the Liberty Institute. Lobbied for the entry of GM cotton into India.
See also:International Policy Network, Sharad Joshi, Liberty Institute
Marc Van Montagu
President of the European Federation of Biotechnolgy (EFB), which has an extensive corporate membership.
Article:UN launches biotech network for developing countries
See also: PRRI
Key player with Roger Bate at the pro-corporate think tank, the Institute of Economic Affairs. Director of the International Policy Network.
See also: Roger Bate,Institute of Economic Affairs, International Policy Network, Martin Livermore, Barun Mitra, Philip Stott
Irish-born Canadian government bureaucrat. Internationally condemned for co-authoring a paper that's been described as a "flagrant fraud", and for legal threats against the GMWatch and GM-Free Ireland websites after they reported on the scandal.
See also:Doug Powell
Chairman of the biotech industry lobby group CrogGen. On the advisory panels of Sense About Science and the Scientific Alliance.
See also: CropGen, Scientific Alliance, Sense About Science
Email front for black propaganda attacks on GM critics. Traced to the Bivings Group, a PR firm that worked for Monsanto.
See also:AgBioView, AgBioWorld, Bivings Group, C. S. Prakash, Andura Smetacek
Articles: Immoral Maize, The Fake Persuaders
Professor emeritus at the Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Edinburgh, fellow of the Royal Society, and member of the council of the Biotechnology and Biolgical Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Chair of the Royal Society group that rushed out a critical "peer review" of Arpad Pusztai's research on GM foods, even though the group did not have the full data.
See also:Biotechnology and Biolgical Sciences Research Council, Derek Burke, Royal Society, Anthony Trewavas