GM-FREE IRELAND


Canada's covert attack on Ireland's GM-free policy

1.

The Canadian Government's dirty tricks campaign

2.

The GM Propaganda Lab - the article they didn't want you to read

3.

Pseudoscience

4.

Professor Joe Cummins: SLAPP suits in biotechnology

5.

GW Watch response: Propaganda, Fraud and Libel

6.

Soil Association: complaint to UK High Commissioner for Canada

7.

Soil Association: British Food Journal should withdraw paper by Powell, Blaine, Morris and Wilson

8.

GM Watch article: "Wormy corn scientists' claims 'untrue'"

9.

University of New South Wales computer imaging expert: Morris paper's claims "untrue"

10.

Agri-biotech industry lobbyists rally around wormy corn scientist

11.

Cambridge University research ethics expert: Morris paper is "flagrant fraud"

12.

Private Eye "Corn Fakes" article: Shane Morris libel threats are "heavy-handed"

13.

Soil Association: Morris criticised for "personal abuse"

14.

Food Consumer Org article: company research on GM food is rigged

15.

The Ecologist magazine: who pulled the plug on GM Watch website?

16.

Private Eye magazine: Corn on the cobblers

17.

UK House of Commons: Early Day Motion condemns Shane Morris

18.

Irish Senate: call for Government to condemn Canadian interference in Irish political discourse

19.

Open letter to British Food Journal signed by 40 leading experts

20.

Canada dirty tricks exposed in WTO dispute on GMOs (GM-free Ireland press release, 28 January 2008)

21.

Michael Meacher MP - correspondence with High Commissioner for Canada


Part 3: Pseudoscience

The the so-called "scientific" paper (co-authored by D.A. Powell, K. Blaine, S. Morris and J. Wilson) was entitled "Agronomic and consumer considerations for Bt and conventional sweet-corn", and was published in the British Food Journal, Volume 105 Number 10, 2003, pp. 700-713.

The paper won the following awards:

"British Food Journal's Award for Excellence for Most Outstanding Paper in 2004"

"GM Watch Propaganda Lab Award 2006"

The paper and its authors have been criticised in the following publications, as well as by the Soil Association (see index above):

Secret Ingredients: The Brave New World of Industrial Farming. By Stuart Laidlaw, 288 pages 1st ed. (15 April 2003) McClelland & Stewart; ISBN: 0771045956.

Altered food tested at the market. By Stuart Laidlaw, Toronto Star, 8 October 2000.

Rude Science. By John W. Morris, The Manitoba Co-operator, June 21 2001. This article strongly criticizes Morris and Powell for their attack dog antics, particularly against the Royal Society of Canada for raising concerns about GMOs.

"Controversy over claims in favour of GM corn", New Scientist, issue 2553, 27 May 2006 http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg19025533.300&feedId=gm-food_rss20:

"The GM Propaganda Lab" (originally titled "Award for a Fraud"), published by GM Watch: (see full article above)
http://www.gmwatch.org/p1temp.asp?pid=72&page= 1

"Propaganda Lab Award 2006", published by GM Watch:
http://www.gmwatch.org/archive2.asp?arcid=7495

Related editor's note and correspondence published in the British Food Journal, Vol 108, Issue 8, 22 August 2006: http://www.foodsafetynetwork.ca/en/article-details.php?a=3&c=9&sc=62&id=897"

"Would you eat worky sweetcorn?", article by Tim Lambert, lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia, published 7 September 2007: http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2007/09/would_you_eat_wormy_sweet_corn.php.

"Wormy corn scientists' claims 'untrue', expert concludes", published by GM Watch, 8 September 2008. http://www.gmwatch.org/archive2.asp?arcid=8259"

GM Watch profile of Doug Powell http://www.gmwatch.org/profile1.asp?PrId=257 (extract):

continued in Part 4



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