Further resources

General and International Resources

Genetic Modification (Wikipedia - International)

Don't Destroy Research. An appeal from scientists at the publicly funded Rothamsted Research (UK). 

International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (International)

ISAAA is a not-for-profit international organization that shares the benefits of crop biotechnology to various stakeholders, particularly resource-poor farmers in developing countries, through knowledge sharing initiatives and the transfer and delivery of proprietary biotechnology applications.

CropLife International : Database of Safety and Benefits of Biotechnology

CropLife International is a global federation representing the plant science industry. On the industry’s behalf, we address international developments in crop protection and agricultural biotechnology.  We promote approaches that enhance sustainable agriculture in the interests of farmers, consumers and the environment. CropLife International aims to provide transparent information to its stakeholders and welcomes open dialogue with parties interested in the future of food and farming. We are committed to supporting the safe and responsible use of the industry's products in order to provide a secure, varied, healthy and affordable diet for consumers.

UCBiotech (USA)

Science-based information and resources on agricultural biotechnology.

GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe (Australia)A blog to give Australian and international readers with interests in farms, crops and food a direct insight into what technology could offer them, pointing them towards authoritative sources of information from all over the world.

Cropgen (UK)

A consumer and media information initiative, CropGen's mission is to make the case for GM crops and foods by helping to achieve a greater measure of realism and better balance in the UK's public discussions on agriculture and food.

PG Economics (UK)

PG Economics Limited is a specialist provider of advisory and consultancy services to agriculture and other natural resource-based industries. Specific areas of specialisation are plant biotechnology, agricultural production systems, agricultural markets and policy.

GMO Safety : Genetic Engineering - Plants - Environment (EU)

The GMO-Safety.eu site is being developed as part of the collaborative project on Communications management in biological safety research commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). 

GMO Compass (EU)

The task of GMO Compass is to collect objective, science-based information on the use of genetic engineering in the agri-food industry and present it to the public in a way that is easy to understand and readily accessible. 

Indian GMO Research Information System

Indian GMO Research Information System (IGMORIS) is a database on activities involving the use of GMOs and products thereof in India. The primary purpose of this website is to make available objective and realistic scientific information relating to GMOs and products thereof under research and commercial use to all stakeholders including scientists, regulators, industry and the public in general.

Nature Biotechnology

Nature Biotechnology is a monthly journal covering the science and business of biotechnology. It publishes new concepts in technology/methodology of relevance to the biological, biomedical, agricultural and environmental sciences as well as covers the commercial, political, ethical, legal, and societal aspects of this research. The first function is fulfilled by the peer-reviewed research section, the second by the expository efforts in the front of the journal. We provide researchers with news about business; we provide the business community with news about research developments.

Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) : Forest Genetic Resources : Selected references on biotechnology and genetic modification in forestry

FAO is actively working with its Members to assess the global state of genetic diversity in the world's forests and find solutions to the threats facing them. The Organization also promotes best practices in forest genetic resources management specifically in the areas of conservation, exploration, testing, breeding and informed use of new biotechnology.


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