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.
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.
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…
Activist scientists had a strategy document on how they could manipulate the process to ban neonics. I found it.
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 …
My Top 10 Stupidest Moments of 2016. How I wish 2017 would be reasonable.
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.
We cannot support something or someone we don’t trust. As Hillary is finding out, trust is essential.
IARC has continued to slide into an crisis of legitimacy. Recent unethical, biased behaviour has left the agency no longer fit for purpose.
A blog from 2010 on how a transparency group is not very transparent. There are three and half years of comments and shared data from readers who found this hypocrisy fascinating.