We are told today if we are transparent, all is good. Some truly awful people are transparent. Wither personal privacy.
IARCgate: Six Reasons Why IARC’s Head, Christopher Wild, must be Fired
IARC is a sinking battleship. Should its captain go down with it, or resign and let others try to save it?
Greed, Lies and Glyphosate: The Portier Papers
Portier was paid $160K to attack glyphosate by lawyers suing Monsanto.
EU Funding of NGOs: Europarl Debate follow-up.
In today’s Europarl event on EU funding of NGOs, I presented a case study of how Friends of the Earth is abusing the Commission’s lack of scrutiny.
Green Slime: An Exposé into the Murky Collusion between NGOs and Members of the European Parliament
An exposé into a secret meeting between NGOs and public officials who strategised how to use agri-tech company mergers to promote their pro-organic interests.
BeeGate Revisited Part 2: The IUCN’s Activist Science Bee-Team: Who’s Who and Who’s Funding Them
This blog was Part 2 of what became known as the BeeGate trilogy. Originally published on 10 December 2014, it exposed the low qualifications of many of the activist bee scientists and the anti-industry, pro-organic organisations funding them. As EFSA is about to advise on the temporary neonicotinoid precautionary ban, I think it is a good idea…
BeeGate Revisited: IUCN’s Anti-Neonic Pesticide Taskforce: An exposé into activist science
Activist scientists had a strategy document on how they could manipulate the process to ban neonics. I found it.
Disrupting the Disruptors: Restructuring in the Activist World
Things are not looking too rosy for the big NGOs. Being crowded out of a market they had established, losing touch with online communities and grassroots support, having gurus steal their issues, seeing the nature of the game in Brussels change …
The Risk-Monger’s Top 10 Worst Moments of 2016: The Year of Stupid!
My Top 10 Stupidest Moments of 2016. How I wish 2017 would be reasonable.
Cultivating Weeds: Why EU NGO funding needs scrutiny
Imagine the EU funding NGOs to attack EU strategy; imagine NGOs under-reporting revenue and then giving public funds to other NGOs. Imagine there is no scrutiny of any of this.
The importance of trust in our decisions
We cannot support something or someone we don’t trust. As Hillary is finding out, trust is essential.
Is IARC Fit for Purpose?
IARC has continued to slide into an crisis of legitimacy. Recent unethical, biased behaviour has left the agency no longer fit for purpose.