Biotech group bids to recruit high-profile GM ‘ambassadors’

Source: Guardian

Leaked documents claim Sir Bob Geldof, Kofi Annan and Lord Patten have shown interest in EuropaBio outreach programme.

Europe‘s largest and most influential biotech industry group, whose members include Monsanto, Bayer and other GM companies, is recruiting high-profile “ambassadors” to lobby European leaders on GM policy.

Leaked documents from a PR company working for Brussels-based EuropaBio claim to have “had interest” from Sir Bob Geldof; the chancellor of Oxford University and BBC Trust chairman, Lord Patten; former Irish EU commissioner and attorney general David Byrne, and “potentially” the involvement of former UN secretary general Kofi Annan and pro-GM science writer Mark Lynas.

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