Panorama’s GM programme faces further criticism

The BBC documentary, GM Food: Cultivating Fear, which aired in June, has been criticized by Bangladeshi journalist Faisal Rahman for presenting misleading information about the cultivation of Bt brinjal in the country. In the Panorama episode, pro-GMO campaigner Mark Lynas went to see a Bt brinjal field and was extremely positive about the crop’s performance, […]

August 3, 2015 Continue Reading
Beyond GM

70% don’t trust BBC’s reporting on GM

Nearly 70% of the public do not trust the independence of experts featured on BBC programmes about GM. That’s the main finding of an open access survey which looked into the impartiality of the BBC when it comes to the reporting of genetically modified food and farming. The survey, set up by the GM campaign […]

July 13, 2015 Continue Reading

Was this the beginning of a pro-GM television future?

Did the BBC Panorama programme GM Food – Cultivating Fear usher in a new “pro-GM television future”? That’s the question raised by the head of the Soil Association, Helen Browning – a contributor to the programme, which was aired yesterday evening. Presented by the BBC’s rural affairs correspondent, Tom Heap, the Panorama special set out […]

June 9, 2015 Continue Reading
Gleam Range

Mrs Gleam cleans up with new eco range

A former professional cleaner, Helen Kirkham, has launched a new eco-friendly range of cleaning products, Mrs Gleam. The mother of four and star of the BBC’s Child of Our Time has used the ethos ‘safe on skin, safe on all surfaces, safe around children’ to develop the brand which aims to provide a stylish eco […]

October 31, 2014 Continue Reading

Soil Association calls for ban on MI, MCI

Soil Association policy director Peter Melchett has called for a ban on the preservatives methylisothiazolinone (MI) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI), commonly used in cosmetic products. Melchett’s comments follow the announcement earlier this month by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) that the EU has once again failed to implement a ban, despite a widespread call for […]

July 7, 2014 Continue Reading
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Watchdog reveals MI allergy scare

In what can be seen as yet one more reason to switch to natural and organic bodycare products, the chemical preservative methylisothiazolinone (MI) is being removed by several cosmetics companies after it was found to cause severe skin reactions. A BBC Watchdog investigation earlier this year revealed how people have been experiencing allergic reactions to […]

September 23, 2013 Continue Reading