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Melchett later received an MA in criminology from the University of Keels (Chaundy, 2000).
Melchett became a whip and worked as a junior minister of the Department of the Environment.
Melchett along with all arrested members of greenpeace were later acquitted based on the claim that they were preventing pollution (Chaundy, 2000).
www.bio.davidson.edu /people/kabernd/seminar/2004/GMbios/AC.html   (0 words)

Lord Peter Melchett, former executive director of Greenpeace UK, will be joining a public relations firm -- Burson-Marsteller -- which includes controversial genetically modified foods giant Monsanto Co. among its clients.
Melchett was arrested for destroying genetically modified crops in 1999, though he and 28 other protesters were later cleared of the charges.
In his new role he is expected to head a committee advising businesses on how to deal with controversial issues such as GM food, toxic waste and child labour in developing countries.
www.ictsd.org /weekly/02-01-16/story5.htm   (0 words)

 Peter Melchett - SourceWatch
Melchett was Chair of Greenpeace UK between 1986 and 1988, a member of the International Board in 1988 and 2001, and Chair of the Board of Greenpeace Japan from 1995 to 2001.
Himself the owner of an 890-acre farm, Lord Melchett was arrested and charged in July 1999 with theft and criminal damage for participating in a civil disobedience protested in which part of a government-sponsored field trial of genetically modified maize was uprooted.
Melchett is listed with the public speaking agency JLA as being available for presentations on "food and farming issues, including genetic engineering, and the role of NGOs".
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Peter_Melchett   (0 words)

 Schemes & Intrigues
Melchett hooked his thumbs into the pockets of his garish outfit and strutted triumphantly down the stairs towards her chair.
Melchett, although he had known the Queen for less time, was less qualified, and less talented, was also jockeying for the position as her first officer.
Melchett's smirk, if it were possible, grew even deeper as he watched Blackadder open and shut his mouth.
www.angelfire.com /trek/jinny/schemes.html   (0 words)

Melchett : I’m persuaded that we shouldn’t release genetically engineered organisms into the environment – that the risks are too great because the consequences are such that you wouldn’t be able to reverse this.
Melchett : You can’t march off down the GM route and 15 years later say, whoops we’d rather be organic because by then genetically engineered plants will be ubiquitous in the countryside and hedgerows and roadside verges in the seed bank in fields.
Melchett : There are solutions working now using sustainable agriculture and low input agriculture, there is a wealth of research, a wealth of market knowledge and it is being opposed.
www.fortunecity.com /emachines/e11/86/analysis/analy13.html   (0 words)

 Melchett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Melchett was usually seen standing to the right of Queenie's throne, with Nursie on the left.
Lord Melchett once recommended to the Queen that Blackadder be made Lord High Executioner (a job at which, apparently, no one ever lasts more than a week without being murdered), and pressured Blackadder to sail around the deadly Cape of Good Hope.
The General Melchett character was something of a popular caricature of World War I generals like Field Marshal Douglas Haig, who have been controversially portrayed by authors such as Alan Clark and John Laffin as sending men to a senseless death, with seemingly no tactics at all.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Melchett   (0 words)

 Guardian | The greening of Melchett
When Lord Peter Melchett drove into the maize field at Walnut Farm near Lyng on Monday morning, it was almost certainly with machinery from his family's 750 acre farm at Ringstead 25 miles away.
Yet the 4th Lord Melchett, who was yesterday remanded in custody by Norwich magistrates until August 5 charged with theft and criminal damage, could well have been in senior government by now.
Lord Melchett was personally hurt by the Brent Spar affair where he apologised publicly after a genuine, though horrendous, scientific mistake was made in calculating the amount of oil left on the drilling platform.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,3887102-103526,00.html   (0 words)

 AgJournal On-line - Food Fight In The UK
Former United Kingdom Labor minister Lord Peter Melchett (in white) was held overnight in Norwich prison for an attack on genetically modified corn near Dereham, Norfolk.
Melchett and 27 others were released on bail.
One of the conditions of bail was that Lord Melchett must not trespass or uproot genetically modified crops.
www.countryroads.net /agjournal/story.cfm?story_id=351   (0 words)

 MYSTERY! | The Body in the Library | Story Synopsis
Miss Marple is eager to help and arrives immediately to examine the body, much to the annoyance of Colonel Melchett, the chief of the County Police and a good friend of Arthur Bantry, who has personally taken on the murder case.
Independently of one another, Melchett and Miss Marple both wonder if local bad boy, Basil Blake, has anything to do with the mystery, as he is well known for his loud parties and bottle-blonde girlfriends.
Melchett and Harper arrive and interview the rather forgetful George Bartlett, a hotel guest and the last person to see Ruby alive.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/mystery/library/synopsis.html   (0 words)

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Peter Melchett, like Tolstoy, Kropotkin, Engels, Orwell and Tony Benn, was engaged in counter-identity politics, which require a great deal of purpose and self-confidence to sustain.
It was a staggeringly naive and stupid decision, which has destroyed his credibility and seriously damaged Greenpeace's (as well, paradoxically, as reducing his market value for Burson Marsteller), but it is consistent with the thinking prevalent in some of the bigger organisations.
Not that Melchett, Porritt, Parkin, Bellamy and co should not be defended in their own right; they've been campaigning on the frontline with consistency and integrity for more than 25 years.
www.minesandcommunities.org /Charter/monbiot1.htm   (0 words)

 BBC News | UK | Lord Melchett: Aristocrat eco-warrior
Lord Peter Melchett, Labour peer and executive director of Greenpeace UK, is probably experiencing the most inactive period of his adult life.
Arrested for his part in the dawn raid on a farm trialling GM crops and charged with theft and criminal damage, the Old Etonian was refused bail by a stipendiary magistrate in Norwich on Tuesday.
Lord Melchett normally cycles to work at Greenpeace HQ from his home in North London, which he shares with his partner Cassandra and their two teenage children.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/405061.stm   (0 words)

 BBC News | SCI/TECH | Melchett forced off Greenpeace board
Lord Melchett was arrested on a GM protest
Mike Woodin, of the Green Party, said Lord Melchett was a man of "very high principles" but that it was difficult to believe that he thought he could change the company's "reprehensible" ethos.
Lord Melchett retired as executive director of Greenpeace in 2000, but remained on the board.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/sci/tech/1757114.stm   (0 words)

 TIME.com: The Nationalization Mess -- Jul 11, 1969 -- Page 1
Melchett has been frustrated in efforts to cut costs, partly by the government's policy of protecting the nationalized coal mines.
Melchett was stopped by the government's Prices and Incomes Board, which ruled late in May that BSC could raise prices only $96 million.
Melchett angrily protested against forcing BSC to subsidize exports, but to little avail.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,901014,00.html   (0 words)

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Melchett: It's probably just as well you're not coming, Blackadder, you're not very popular at court at the moment, and the Queen and I have- [Blackadder interrupts him] Blackadder: -Yes, well I can probably leave this 'til tomorrow in fact.
The foremost cartographers of the land have prepared this for you; it's a map of the area that you'll be traversing.
Melchett: Well, Madam, if they haven't been eaten by cannibals, they should be back any minute now.
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Lord Melchett and his activists admitted using a motor mower to attack the six-acre field, part of the Government's programme of farm trials of GM crops.
Lord Melchett, who farms 890 acres at Hunstanton, Norfolk, said: "The prosecution could not convince the jury that these people were guilty of criminal damage and we are delighted that their honesty has not been called into question with their acquittal on the charge of theft.
Lord Melchett said that he had had two meetings with Tony Blair in 1998 and 1999, and formed the view that the Government "was not going to rein in or slow down the introduction of these crops into the environment".
www.mad-cow.org /UKGMO/GMO_news9.html   (0 words)

 Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn: From Greenpeace to Greenwash
According to a company press release, Lord Melchett will head a committee advising companies on how to deal with thorny issues such as GM food, toxic waste, oil drilling, nuclear power, child labor and sweatshops in the developing world.
Melchett is a member of the House of Lords, his father headed British Steel and his great-grandfather founded the ICI chemical empire.
In an email to John Stauber, director of PR Watch, a former Greenpeace executive lamented that Lord Melchett's defection was a sign of the moribund condition of the big time environmental movement.
www.counterpunch.org /melchett.html   (0 words)

 Peter Mond, 4th Baron Melchett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Himself the owner of an 890 acre (3.6 kmĀ²) farm, Lord Melchett was arrested in 1999 when he was present at an environmental protest against a genetically modified crop trial, at which crops were destroyed by campaigners.
Melchett severed his ties with Greenpeace in 2002 when he took up a part-time consultancy with industry PR company Burson-Marsteller.
Burson-Marsteller had formerly been PR consultants for Monsanto, and it was alleged at the time that Lord Melchett had stood down from Greenpeace's Board following accusation that his employment with Burson-Marsteller compromised his integrity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peter_Mond,_4th_Baron_Melchett   (0 words)

 Lord Melchett: The Payoff And The Hypocrisy - Monsanto.co.uk
According to the Farmers Weekly (March 19, 1999) Melchett's 800 acres in north-west Norfolk were not farmed organically at all.
His reasoning for not converting all his land over to organic was that the market prices were not in his favor, but as soon as those prices went up he'd make the change.
Now complete, he can "retire" to his consultancy with the food retailers whose pockets he's helped to line and to increase his profits from his (soon to be) organic farm holdings.
www.monsanto.co.uk /news/2000/november2000/031100herald.html   (0 words)

 GM crop trials to continue - Greenpeace executive director Lord Peter Melchett and 27 environmental activists not ...
The government is insisting its programme of genetically modified crop trials will continue despite a court victory for environmental campaigners who damaged a field of GM maize in Norfolk.
A jury found Greenpeace executive director Lord Peter Melchett and 27 environmental activists not guilty of causing criminal damage.
Lord Melchett, 52, who farms the 890-acre Courtyard Farm near Hunstanton in Norfolk, and his 27 co-defendants planned to take the felled maize to the company's headquarters in Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
www.mindfully.org /GE/Peter-Melchett-Not-Guilty.htm   (0 words)

 UK Indymedia - Ex G'peace head Melchett joins PR Corporation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Melchett says he's only advising the corporate responsibility unit, others say he's sold out, or is he infiltrating etc etc
Lord Melchett, the former head of Greenpeace UK who was arrested two years ago after leading an attack on a genetically modified crop, startled former colleagues yesterday by announcing he had taken a job at a PR company which has represented Monsanto and the European biotech industry.
Yesterday Lord Melchett said he would be an adviser in Burson-Marsteller's corporate social responsibility unit, and would work only with the companies he chose to.
www.indymedia.org.uk /en/2002/01/19863.html   (0 words)

Melchett was once again BOB at Canberra Royal.
Melchett won the Dog CC and Runner up BOB (aged 9 1/2) under Bob Jackson (Mompesson) at the Sporting Spaniel Show in April 2002.
We lost Melchett in August 2004, he was a fabulous dog, with so much energy and enthusism for life in and out of the ring.
www.lexicon.net /alhambra/Fame_Academy/Melchett/melchett.html   (0 words)

 Planet Ark : Ex-Greenpeace boss joins Monsanto PR firm
LONDON - Lord Melchett, the former head of environmental group Greenpeace, is to join a public relations firm which includes controversial genetic food (GM) firm Monsanto Co among its clients, his new bosses said.
Eton-educated Melchett, who once led Greenpeace's campaign to stamp out genetically modified crops, is to advise Burson-Marsteller's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) unit on environmental issues, the PR company said on Tuesday.
He and 28 other protesters were later cleared of the charges in what Melchett hailed as a legal landmark and a vindication of the organisation's policy on genetically modified crops.
www.planetark.org /dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/13966/story.htm   (0 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Peter Melchett: Lord of the Greens
It is somewhat refreshing then that, whatever one's view of GM foods, Peter Mond, fourth Baron Melchett, should have been a defendant in a trial on a point of principle.
It was not the first time Peter Melchett had resorted to this kind of direct action.
He is not opposed in principle to GM technology but believes any testing should be in the laboratory, not in the fields.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/934110.stm   (623 words)

 Sustainable Business Insider Article
I’ve been reminded of Tiny by the mini-storm over news that Lord Peter Melchett, the former head of Greenpeace UK and a leading figure in Britain’s rather radical anti-genetic engineering movement, is to work part time with the global public relations giant Burson Marsteller.
It has to be said that Melchett, a former British Labour Party MP, was far from being a conservative environmentalist.
So the world needs top environmentalists, like Lord Melchett, who are prepared to engage with business, to work inside it, to learn its ways, to promote better performance where they can AND to keep their green flame burning.
www.sustainablebusiness.com /features/feature_template.cfm?ID=785   (0 words)

 Melchett cashes in
Anti-GM warrior Lord Melchett, the former head of Greenpeace UK, who made his name in the 1990s destroying GM crops, has just taken a job with Burson-Marsteller, the world's largest corporate communications company.
The companies he is now trying to help make their money from free trade, and because they provide valuable services many people are delighted to trade with them.
Other well known environmentalists who have left high-profile campaigning to work for people who might be considered their opponents include Tom Burke, a former Friends of the Earth director now with the mining company Rio Tinto, and Jonathon Porritt, another former head of Friends of the Earth who now works for the government.
www.igreens.org.uk /melchett_cashes_in.htm   (0 words)

London -- At 5.15am today in a peaceful direct action, a Greenpeace decontamination unit removed genetically modified (GM) pollution from the third farm-scale experiment to be disrupted in the UK over the last eight weeks.
Lord Melchett said, "The British public have made it very clear that they do not want these GM farm-scale trials to go ahead.
Lord Peter Melchett said, "Now that three out of seven of the Government farm-scale trials have been disrupted, the whole programme of commercialisation of GM pollution disguised as 'science' is at risk."
archive.greenpeace.org /pressreleases/geneng/1999jul26.html   (0 words)

 melchett listing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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London -- Twenty Eight Greenpeace volunteers, including Lord Peter Melchett, being held in police custody for decontaminating a genetically modified (GM) farm-scale trial are appearing in Norwich Magistrates Court today.
Before adjourning for lunch, the Magistrate denied Lord Melchett bail until August 5th, the remaining 27 will be heard after lunch.
Jailing Peter Melchett and other Greenpeace activists after harvesting a maize-field to protect the environment is out of all proportion.
archive.greenpeace.org /pressreleases/geneng/1999jul27.html   (0 words)

 Welcome to Adobe GoLive 4 (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab5.csail.mit.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lord Melchett was stated unequivocally he will not give up for modify such extremist positions.
To be consistent with his stated, uncompromising beliefs Lord Melchett should advise companies with interest in GM to stop researching, developing, commercializing and marketing GM products because these products must stopped in their tracks or, better yet, before they are even dreams.
As Lord Melchett said: “If I think a company should be closed down, I shall tell them.” Shutting down a business is simply a preemptive attack that makes banning a GM product unnecessary.
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