Other Resources

  • AgBioForum: This organization promotes socially responsible and economically efficient decisions in science, public policy and commercialization, and publishes timely, novel and insightful articles to enhance the ongoing dialogue on agbiotech management and economics.
  • The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH): This non-profit group of scientists is dedicated to ensuring that important public policies related to health and the environment have a sound scientific basis. In this report on biotechnology and food, the ACSH offers information on modern biotechnology, GM crops, and how this technology is assisting developing nations.
  • American Medical Association:AMA is the premier body of physicians in the United States. Read their report on the safety of Genetically Modified Crops and Foods.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): The EPA is an independent federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment. Learn about regulations on biotechnology for use in pest management.
  • International Food Information Council:The IFIC is a nonprofit organization providing food safety and nutrition information to health professionals, government officials, educators, journalists, and consumers. In their May 2013 newsletter they discuss the benefits of food biotechnology and how agricultural biotechnology benefits the environment and consumers.
  • World Health Organization: The World Health Organization is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations System. Read about their “20 questions on genetically modified foods.
  • The Facts About GMOsa project of the Grocery Manufacturers Association,  is an educational site that provides dozens of links to information about GM foods, their safety record, keeping food affordable, protecting the environment and feeding the world’s hungry.
  • The Center for Food Integrity is a nonprofit organization whose members represent each segment of the food chain, including farmers, ranchers, universities, food processors, restaurants, retailers and food companies.
  • Biology Fortified is an independent, non-profit organization devoted to providing factual information and fostering discussion about issues in biology, with a particular emphasis on plant genetics and genetic engineering in agriculture. One of their projects is GENERA, a database of peer-reviewed scientific publications about genetically engineered plants. As of February 2014, more than 1080 studies had been collected, and the database continues to grow.