World Wide Web of Deceit
"Think of the internet as a weapon on the table. Either you pick it up or your competitor does, but somebody is going to get killed"
The following articles detail a Monsanto dirty tricks campaign waged against the company's scientific and environmental critics.
In one instance, Monsanto and its PR proxies ran a covert campaign of character assassination against two University of California, Berkeley scientists after they published research in the science journal Nature demonstrating GM contamination of Mexican maize. The campaign culminated in the journal retracting the research even though a majority of the journal's own peer reviewers did not support such a retraction.
In another instance, Monsanto's poison pen campaign triggered a libel case that reached the High Court in London. The campaign of smears, involving cyberattacks posted on messageboards, listservs and front websites, it emerges, involved the direct participation not only of Monsanto's Washington based PR firm - The Bivings Group - but of Monsanto itself.
THE COVERT BIOTECH WAR
MONSANTO PR FIRM'S ADMISSION
NEW SCIENTIST'S SPECIAL
THE FAKE PERSUADERS
SCIENTISTS IN A SPIN
KERNELS OF TRUTH
SEEDS OF DISSENT