13 October 1999
Biotech industry under attack

SIX international organisations have accused the US government and biotechnology industry of “bio-colonialism” and are to step up their campaign against genetically modified (GM) foods in the USA.

They have accused the US government of backing big businesses such as Monsanto and DuPont through its trade policy.

The group includes Greenpeace, Rural Advancement Foundation International, the Intermediate Technology Development Group , and campaigners from South Africa and Asia.

The joint strategy group is planning a multi-pronged assault on the US consumer through a combination of press events and legal action.