Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council

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BBSRC is the largest UK public funder of non-medical bioscience; it predominantly funds scientific research institutes and university research departments in the UK.

The BBSRC is guided by the Technology Foresight priorities, which emphasise the need for research that encourages wealth creation. It commits those it sponsors to "integrating scientific opportunity with the needs of industry". De-fluffed, this means that biosciences' research direction has been made increasingly dependent on both corporate investment and commercial relevance.

The BBSRC also funded Sense About Science, a GMO lobby group.See publications credits


BBSRC are usy stuffing GMOs down our throats via funding for the John Innes Centre, which has a pattern of misinformation on the subject to ministers.ref See also John Innes CentrePowerbase-graphic.svg for more on the same topic.