Clare is a Researcher at Desmog, focusing on the agribusiness sector. Prior to joining the organisation in July 2022, she was Co-Editor and Researcher at Ethical Consumer Magazine, where she specialised in migrant workers’ rights in the food industry. Her work has been published in The Guardian and New Internationalist. She studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University, where she was also involved in student campaigning.
From ‘innovation sprints’ to spritzers, polluting agri-giants have so many ways to influence climate outcomes.
Conservative politicians have allied with industrial farming groups to derail green reforms aimed at protecting nature and climate, critics claim.
Research shows oil companies are investing heavily in petrochemicals for use in pesticides, fertilisers, and plastic packaging.
How agribusiness used hikes and free rent to win the hearts of European conservatives.
Campaigners condemn “unholy alliance” with industrial farm lobby as DeSmog analysis finds meetings with influential MEPs outnumber those with NGOs eight to one.
Conservative peer Lord Wharton advises a supplier of fossil fuel services, and until recently worked for a lobbying firm with ties to the Koch oil and gas empire.
The government was fed research by Policy Exchange that echoed the oil and gas lobby over the transition to hydrogen and carbon capture.
The EU has been accused of failing to prevent unregistered lobbying from an oil-linked advocacy group.
The broadcaster has been branded ‘irresponsible’ for running content sponsored and shaped by Corteva, potentially in breach of BBC guidelines.
Consumer Choice Center, which is linked to the Koch fossil fuel network, has called on Europe to ‘shelve’ its climate ambitions and ‘refine more oil’.