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Monsanto Tried for Crimes against Humanity
Monsanto is to be tried at the International Monsanto Tribunal 12-16 October 2016 in The Hague, Netherlands, home of numerous International Conventions on crimes against humanity
I-SIS 7th December 2015

GMO Labelling and Non-GMO Labelling a Win-Win
While GM labelling is slowly gaining ground, the Non-GMO, GM-Free, and Organic labels are enjoying great success; the tide turns against GMOs in the USA
Dr Mae-Wan Ho 29th January 2014

Help KickStop SyntheticBiology Kickstarter
Sign a petition or donate to the ETC group to block the crowd funding project from releasing untested GM plants into the environment
ISIS 6th June 2013

Stop Global Food Security Act Promoting GMOs
Biotech corporations and mega-charities are promoting the GMO agenda as US foreign policy, and it must be stopped.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 21st June 2010

US Farmers Oppose 'Big Ag' in Anti-Trust Hearing
Will farmers get justice at last from years of victimisation from big agribusiness peddling genetically engineered crops?
Dr. Eva Novotny 7th April 2010

USDA Gift to Monsanto
The US Department of Agriculture’s give-away insurance rates for GM crops risk bankrupting the public coffers
Prof. Joe Cummins 26th August 2008

Expert witness statement on the safety of GM food and feed
Prepared by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho for the defence of Greenpeace protestors arrested for demonstrating against GM feed
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 24th October 2005

Europe Holding Firm Against GMOs
A strict German law to protect GM-free agriculture followed by majority votes against lifting bans on GM food and feed
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Rhea Gala 11th January 2005

Independent Science Panel for Biosafety
Independent Science Panel (ISP) members Dr. Susan Bardocz, Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, Lim Li Ching and Dr. Arpad Pusztai attended MOP 1. Between them, they actively followed the negotiations and carried out many activities around the meeting. These included speaking at major side events, giving numerous interviews to journalists and independent film-makers, taking part in an hour-long programme for Malaysian national television, and providing informal advice to NGOs and government delegates
Martin Khor and Lim Li Lin 8th March 2004

Schmeiser's Battle for the Seed
What makes a farmer FROM a small rural community in Saskatchewan stand up to Monsanto? And possibly, win?
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 7th July 2003

Biotech Debacle in Four Parts
1. Stock Market Plummets, Investment Dries Up, Companies shut down R&D 2. Recent Evidence of Genetic Biohazards 3. GM crops rejected worldwide 4. Biosafety regulations tighten worldwide
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Lim Li Ching 28th October 2002

Dr. Mae-Wan Ho Replies to Aventis in Chardon LL Public Hearing
Aventis applied to place herbicide-tolerant transgenic maize Chardon LL on UK National Seed List in 2000. This provoked such widespread objection that a public hearing was held later that year. But the hearing was adjourned when it transpired that Chardon LL did not pass the requisite test for distinctness, uniformity and stability (DUS).
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 14th June 2002

GM Maize Approved on Bad Science
A four-hour public hearing on Aventis’ T25 GM maize left no doubt that its market approval was a scientific sham from beginning to end
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 25th February 2002

The Best Kept Secret of GM Crops
Witness Statement to ACRE For ACRE open hearing on the criticisms of T25 GM maize risk assessment
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 13th February 2002

Witness Statement for Defence of Jos‚ Bove and Dominique Soulier
22 November 2001, Montpellier, France
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 3rd December 2001

Defending Bové‚ Defending Independent Science
Scientists and farmers, North and South, joined hands in a day of action defending democracy and independent science. Dr. MaeWan Ho reports on her visit to Montpellier November 22, 2001.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 3rd December 2001

Comments on- Environment Assessment- Confined field study of a transgenic pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella
Environment assessment of the confined field study of a transgenic pink bollworm, Pectinophera gossypiella was prepared by US Department of Agriculture
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins 4th July 2001

UK GMO Field Trials – A Tragi-Comedy of Errors
The 4th AEBC meeting on the UK GMO field trials exploded the ridiculous farce of the whole affair.
Angela Ryan 16th March 2001

ISIS Consultation to the Highlands and Islands Council
Evidence on GM Crops Presented to the Highlands and Islands Council, Inverness, Scotland.
Angela Ryan 9th March 2001

Chardon LL Public Hearing Ocober 26 2000 on behalf of Burnham Group
I am giving evidence on behalf of the Burham Group, to object to the proposed decision to add Chardon LL Aventis –T25 Maize to the National List
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 26th October 2000

Transcript of witness Statement by Mae-Wan Ho
Chardon LL Public Hearing
I-SIS 26th October 2000

Witness Brief Ocober 26 2000
Royal Commission on Genetic Modification
I-SIS 26th October 2000

Re- The proposed decision to add Chardon LL Aventis -T25 Maize to the National List
Written representations pursuant to and expressive of a desire to be heard for the purpose of Regulation 21 of the Seeds (National List of Varieties), Regulations 1982
I-SIS 20th April 2000

Affidavit submitted by Mae-Wan Ho
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 12th August 1998

Witness Statement
Three issues in the safety of genetically modified crops
Prof. Joe Cummins

Witness Statement for New Zealand Royal Commission on Genetic Engineering
Dr. MaeWan Ho, Director of ISIS is giving evidence to the New Zealand Royal Commission on Genetic Engineering Today by video conferencing
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho