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Pat Thomas

Treating Parkinson’s Through the Gut – Instead of the Brain

05/12/16 Articles

Parkinson’s disease affects an estimated 10 million people worldwide. The incidence of this disease increases with age, but an estimated 4% of people with Parkinson’s are diagnosed before the age of 50 and men are one and a half times more likely to have Parkinson’s than women. Parkinson’s is caused by the accumulation of abnormally […]

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Our ‘Sick’ Society

03/11/16 Articles

How does ill health affect our ability to function and what difference does it make to us, not just as individuals, but to how we function as a society? This is the question I have been pondering as new reports show that the global population continues to get sicker. For instance, findings from the European […]

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The Bayer-Monsanto Merger – Corporate Madness or a Moment of Possibility?

15/09/16 Articles

Forget reality shows. For anyone interested in the future of food – and really the future of the entire planet – the corporate theatre of the mega-merger is proving to be compelling stuff. This week Monsanto confirmed a record-breaking $66bn takeover of its GM seeds business by rival Bayer. The deal – if it is allowed to […]

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On Tour with Neil Young – Again!

24/07/16 News

It may have looked like things were quite over the last few months but they have been anything but! My group Beyond GM was chosen to organise the GMO and Future of Farming tents for the Global Village of Activists that accompanied Neil Young on his 2016 European tour. It was a tremendous opportunity to do some grassroots campaigning and to strengthen our networks throughout Europe. The Villages on UK home territory were particulalry gratifying and allowed us to meet so many people who really ‘get it’ and who want a sustainable food system that guarantees us health and security far into the future.

After two months of frantic prep, 2 months of touring, 15 countries, 25 villages, thousands of people engaged, several films produced and lots of social media I can finally unpack! Thanks to all our partner NGOs who joined us in each country to help make a difference. Let’s keep standing up for a sustainable food system in Europe.

  • You can read about the tour here.
  • Read my take on the partmership between music and activism here.
  • See photos from the UK villages here.
  • Check the media resources which we produced which includes a list of the groups we worked with here.
  • Check the Beyond GM YouTube channel for some nice films on the tour.

Enjoy (I know I did)!