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 1 - 25 of 93
Title Year Type Files Related Topics

Why we should continue to oppose the inclusion of agriculture in the climate negotiations

Helena Paul

(11 pages)

Feb 2012 Opinion piece Download (208.64 KB)

Why 'marginal' land does not solve the biofuel problems

by Helena Paul

(1 page)

Aug 2008 Briefing

Who’s in Charge?

Daniel Bennett with Helena Paul

(6 pages)

For Programme on Corporations, Law and Democracy - Guest Paper - Original paper from 1998
Aug 2004 Briefing Download (106.53 KB)

V-GURTs (Terminator)

Can it be effective as a biological containment tool?

by Dr. Ricarda A. Steinbrecher

(2 pages)

Based on submission and plenary intervention to SBSTTA 10 (Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity) on behalf of EcoNexus and the Federation of German Scientists.
May 2005 Technical Briefing Download (113.4 KB)

V-GURTs (Terminator Technology)

Design, Reality and Inherent Risks

by EcoNexus and the Federation of German Scientists; lead author: Ricarda A. Steinbrecher, PhD

(17 pages)

Submission to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, Working Group on Article 8(j)
Jan 2006 Report Download (448.35 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

Transformation-induced Mutations in Transgenic Plants

Analysis and Biosafety Implications

by Allison K Wilson, Jonathan R Latham and Ricarda A Steinbrecher

(29 pages)

In: Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews, Vol 23, December 2006, pp. 209-237
Dec 2006 Scientific Paper Download (897.66 KB)

The Mutational Consequences of Plant Transformation

by JR Latham, AK Wilson and RA Steinbrecher

(7 pages)

In: Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology (2006), Volume 2006, Article ID 25376
Jan 2006 Scientific Paper Download (511.88 KB)

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

The carbon market dream: millions of offsets from land-use “sinks”

Econexus and Biofuelwatch

(3 pages)

Briefing for Cancun Climate Negotiations
Nov 2010 Briefing Download (118.17 KB)

The CaMV 35S Promoter

Government and Corporate Scientific Incompetence:
Failure to assess the safety of GM crops

by Ricarda A. Steinbrecher

(2 pages)

Dec 2002 Briefing Download (65.86 KB)

Terminator Technology

The Threat to World Food Security

by Ricarda A Steinbrecher and Pat Roy Mooney

(4 pages)

The Ecologist, Sept/Oct 1998
Sep 1998 Article

Synthetic biology: A continuing challenge for the CBD

Helena Paul, Silvia Ribeiro

(1 page)

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

Synthetic Biology needs urgent attention from the SBSTTA

EcoNexus

(14 pages)

Sep 2011 Submission Download (126.57 KB)

Synthetic Biology

Letter to New Scientist

Helena Paul and Ricarda Steinbrecher

(1 page)

New Scientiest, Issue 2772, p.24-25, 7 August 2010
Jul 2010 Opinion piece

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

Soy production and certification: the case of Argentinean soy-based biodiesel

Julia Tomei, Stella Semino, Helena Paul, Lilian Joensen, Mario Monti & Erling Jelsøe

(23 pages)

Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 15(4): 371-394, DOI: 10.1007/s11027-010-9225-2
Mar 2010 Scientific Paper Download (368.38 KB)

Rio+20: Where's the debate about corporate power?

A response to the proposal for a Convention on Corporate Sustainability Reporting

Helena Paul

(2 pages)

May 2012 Opinion piece

Rio+20, the “Green Economy” and the Real Priorities

Helena Paul

(2 pages)

Forest Cover, No. 37, p. 5-6
Mar 2011 Article

Release of GM mosquito Aedes aegypti OX513A (NRE(S)609-2/1/3)

Scientific opinion to the Department of Biosafety, Ministery of Natural Resources and Environment of Malaysia

Ricarda A. Steinbrecher

Aug 2010 Scientific opinion Download (146.19 KB), Download (300.29 KB), Download (338.5 KB)

Real problems, false solutions

Grupo de Reflexión Rural, Biofuelwatch, EcoNexus, NOAH & FoE Denmark

(7 pages)

Seedling, October 2009
Sep 2009 Article

Potential Impacts of Synthetic Biology on the Biodiversity

The International Civil Society Working Group on Synthetic Biology
Consisting of: Action Group On Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC Group), Center for Food Safety Center for Food Safety, Econexus, Friends of the Earth USA, International Center for Technology Assessment, and The Sustainability Council of New Zealand

(54 pages)

Sep 2011 Submission Download (276.04 KB)

Potential Ecological and Social Impacts of Genetically Engineered Trees

Commentary on the official background paper by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entitled “The Potential Environmental, Cultural and Socio-Economic Impacts of Genetically Modified Trees” (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/13/INF/6)

Co-published by 10 organisations: Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, EcoNexus, Ecoropa, Friends of Siberian Forest, Global Forest Coalition, Global Justice Ecology Project, PIPEC (Pacific Indigenous Peoples Environment Coalition), Stop GE Tree Campaign, Timberwatch Coalition, World Rainforest Movement.

(7 pages)

Prepared for CBD SBSTTA 13 Meeting, Rome, Italy, 18-22 February, 2008
Feb 2008 Technical Briefing Download (440.28 KB)

Patenting Genes

Stifling Research and Jeopardising Healthcare

joint EcoNexus/ GeneWatch publication

(4 pages)

Mar 2001 Briefing Download (143.75 KB)

Open Letter on the release of GM mosquitos in Malaysia

Open Letter from Civil Society Organizations in Response to the Field Release of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes in Malaysia

EcoNexus as one of 74 civil society organizations around the world

(4 pages)

Feb 2011 Open Letter Download (90.83 KB)