HENRY ROWLANDS

Henry Rowlands. Board of Advisors.

Henry was brought up on a family run sheep farm in the Pembrokeshire National Park in Wales. His connection to both farming and the protection of the Welsh countryside led to a deep interest in issues related to GMOs and their related pesticides from a young age.

One of the first GMO Free public pressure groups in the World – GM-Free Cymru – was co-founded by Henry’s mother in the 1990s. GM-Free Cymru (GM Free Wales translated from Welsh) has successfully kept GM crops out of Wales to this day.

Following work as a Journalist in Eastern Europe, Henry moved on to set up one of the World’s most successful Sustainable Agriculture online news sources – Sustainable Pulse – which focuses on GMOs and pesticides. Sustainable Pulse now has a regular readership of over 100,000 people per month from over 125 countries.

Sustainable Pulse is also involved in a number of reference projects – all of which have the aim of educating the public on the possible harm caused by GMOs and their associated pesticides. These include GMO Evidence, which is an online library of scientific research from around the World.

In 2014 Henry coordinated the formation of an expert group of leaders from across the World – creating the Global GMO Free Coalition.

The Global GMO Free Coalition brings together over 100 organizations from 6 continents with a total partner membership of over 4.5 million people.