British Biochemical Society

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The British Biochemical Society says it "promotes the advancement of the Molecular Biosciences, representing the interests of all those working in the sector".[1]

In May 2009 the British Biochemical Society (BBS) announced that it is accepting GBP113,000 from the Monsanto Foundation - the philanthropic arm of the giant American GM company - to "provide new resources in support of secondary school science". The cash will go to the SciberBrain website (, from which teachers are invited to download genetics master classes for students. According to a report in The Guardian,

The BBS is quite confident that the information will be balanced, and that it will tackle "some of the key ethical issues in the UK science curriculum for 12- to 16-year-olds".[2]


  1. "Welcome", British Biochemical Society website, accessed 20 May 2009
  2. John Vidal, "Seed funding", The Guardian, 20 May 2009, accessed 20 May 2009