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137 MAFF always favoured the industrialisation of British farming, relentlessly pursuing chemical agriculture, mechanisation, and increasing farm size. Supporting GM was therefore a logical extension of policy for MAFF/DEFRA. Food Standards Agency (FSA) The supposedly ‘independent’ FSA is anything but the champion of the consumer. The FSA has been accused of trying to weaken GM guidelines globally. 138 Under the leadership of Sir John Krebs (co-founder and nonexecutive Chairman of Oxford Risk Research and Analysis Ltd, whose work includes research and advice for the oil and pharmaceutical industries, and a wide range of other businesses139), the FSA was staunchly pro-GM.
It is in the interests of the US … to develop the South [the developing countries] only so much that it opens new markets and can purchase off the US. ’124 Moreover, critics allege that USAID is used as an unofficial instrument of US foreign policy, forcing recipient countries to eat GM foods. ’128 In fact, the USAID website itself boasts that ‘the principal beneficiary of America’s foreign assistance programs Rees 01 chap01 38 13/6/06 13:28:05 The Players 39 has always been the United States’.
Rees 01 chap01 44 13/6/06 13:28:06 4 Exposing the Wild Claims Made by the Biotech Lobby Churning out an endless torrent of lies and misinformation must be a thoroughly exhausting business, but I guess you have no other choice when you’ve invested billions in a technology that doesn’t work and that no one wants. 1 The general tactic appears to be that if you tell enough lies, enough times, eventually it becomes received wisdom. ’2 So, here’s a sort of Top Ten best lies used to justify GM. LIE NO.