List of EcoNexus Publications

Some of our publications are (more) technical, also providing a thorough review of the scientific literature to a specific topic coupled with original analysis.

All publications are either completely online or can be downloaded as PDF.

Displaying 76 - 94 of 94
Title Year Type Files Related Topics

A Foreseeable Disaster: The European Union’s agroenergy policies and the global land and water grab

Helena Paul

(40 pages)

Published by Transnational Institute, FDCL and Econexus for Hands off the Land Alliance
Jun 2013 Report Download (771.2 KB)

AGROPOLY - A handful of corporations control world food production

EcoNexus & Berne Declaration

(18 pages)

Aug 2013 Report Download (1.19 MB), Download (1.15 MB)

GM crops are driving genocide and ecocide - keep them out of the EU!

Helena Paul

The Ecologist, February 2014
Feb 2014 Article

Swords and Ploughshares

Industrial agriculture as warfare and the need for a paradigm shift

Helena Paul

in Angie Zelter: The Chains of War - nuclear weapons, militarisation and their impact on society (2014)
Mar 2014 Essay

Coming to your table?

GMO crops resistant to 'war herbicide' 2,4D

Helena Paul

The Ecologist, May 2014
Apr 2014 Article

New breeding techniques

Open letter to the Commission on new genetic engineering methods

Francesco Panella, Nina Holland, Dr. Ricarda Steinbrecher, Andrea Ferrante, Mute Schimpf, Dr Helen Wallace, Saskia Richartz, Christoph Then

(2 pages)

Jan 2015 Open Letter Download (170.02 KB)

Dr Frances Kelsey: thalidomide and the precautionary principle

Helena Paul & Philip Bereano

The Ecologist, August 2015
Jul 2015 Article

Bioenergy Out: Why bioenergy should not be included in the next EU Renewable Energy Directive

NOAH (Friends of the Earth Denmark), Biofuelwatch, Econexus, Global Forest Coalition, World Rainforest Movement, Rettet den Regenwald e.V., and Corporate Europe Observatory

(10 pages)

Aug 2015 Briefing Download (440.78 KB)

Large-scale bioenergy must be excluded from the renewable energy definition

Declaration

(1 page)

Aug 2015 Open Letter Download (470.26 KB)

'Climate-Smart Agriculture' - preparing for a corporate soil and climate-grab in Paris?

Helena Paul

The Ecologist, 26 November 2015
Nov 2015 Article

Genetic Engineering in Plants and the “New Breeding Techniques (NBTs)”

Inherent risks and the need to regulate

Dr. Ricarda A. Steinbrecher

(10 pages)

Dec 2015 Briefing Download (252.8 KB)

The corruption of agricultural science

The impacts of GM crops in Argentina: with pictures from Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil

Helena Paul

(20 pages)

Presentation at the Oxford Real Farming Conference, Jan. 2016
Jan 2016 Presentation Download (3.52 MB)

Synthetic biology: A continuing challenge for the CBD

Helena Paul, Silvia Ribeiro

(1 page)

[square brackets], issue 10 (May 2016)
May 2016

The Emperor’s New Clothes - 'New Breeding Techniques' and synthetic biology - genetic engineering by another name

Helena Paul, Elisabeth Bücking, Ricarda A. Steinbrecher

The Ecologist, 04 April 2017
Apr 2017

New Genetic Engineering Techniques: Precaution, Risk, and the Need to Develop Prior Societal Technology Assessment

Ricarda A. Steinbrecher and Helena Paul

(11 pages)

In: Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, Vol 59, Issue 5 (The Precautionary Principle Under Fire), pages 38-47 (2017)
Aug 2017 Article Download (218.97 KB)

UK agricultural research: a different approach is urgently needed

Helena Paul

For whom? Questioning the food and farming research agenda - a special edition magazine from the Food Ethics Council
Jan 2018 Opinion piece

An EU Perspective on Biosafety Considerations for Plants Developed by Genome Editing and Other New Genetic Modification Techniques (nGMs)

M.F. Eckerstorfer, M. Dolezel, A. Heissenberger, M. Miklau, W. Reichenbecher, R. A. Steinbrecher, and F. Wassmann.

Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 7:31. https://doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2019.00031
Mar 2019 Scientific Paper Download (415.06 KB)

Gene Drives - a report on their science, applications, social aspects, ethics and regulations

Critical Scientists Switzerland (CSS), European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) and Federation of German Scientists (FGS/VDW)

(341 pages)

Gene Drives website
May 2019 Report Download (3.32 MB), Download (43.63 KB)

Genetically engineered gene drives: IUCN report on Synthetic Biology lacks balance

A critique of the IUCN report ‘Genetic Frontiers for Conservation: An assessment of synthetic biology and biodiversity conservation’ – with regards to its assessment of gene drives

by Mark Wells, PhD & Ricarda Steinbrecher, PhD

(30 pages)

Published by: Critical Scientists Switzerland (CSS), European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER), & Vereinigung Deutscher Wissenschaftler (VDW/FGS)
May 2021 Download (632.96 KB), Download (114.22 KB)