Useful Links

I consider the websites listed here valuable sources of information for Biotech Salon discussions; I don’t, however, necessarily agree with everything conveyed on them.

Center For Food Safety – An environmental and public health organization the goals of which include “curtailing industrial agricultural production methods that harm human health and the environment and promoting sustainable alternatives.  CFS recently filed a formal legal petition with FDA demanding that the agency require the labeling of genetically engineered foods.”  Retrieved October, 27, 2011

Consumers Union – “An expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.  CU advocates mandatory safety approval before any genetically engineered food is put on the market–contrary to the system of voluntary safety consultations currently used by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).”  Retrieved August 21, 2016

GMO Compass – Contains a vast amount of information on genetically engineered products (also referred to as genetically modified organisms or GMOs), especially in Europe.  While it was set up with financial support from the European Union (“within the European Commission’s Sixth Framework Programme from 1 January 2005 until 28 February 2007)…the European Commission and other EU agencies are not responsible for its content.”  Retrieved October, 27, 2011

Monsanto’s Biotechnology page – Gives the company’s take on using genetic engineering for crop improvement and links to safety studies of Monsanto products as well as published papers on various topics related to ag biotech.  Retrieved October, 29, 2011

U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Biotechnology page – Contains links to the agency’s guidance documents for developers of genetically engineered foods and also links to the other U.S. regulatory bodies that deal with the products of this biotechnology.  Retrieved October, 29, 2011

Consumers Union advocates mandatory safety approval before any genetically engineered food is put on the market – contrary to the system of voluntary safety consultations currently used the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Consumers Union advocates mandatory safety approval before any genetically engineered food is put on the market – contrary to the system of voluntary safety consultations currently used the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Consumers Union advocates mandatory safety approval before any genetically engineered food is put on the market – contrary to the system of voluntary safety consultations currently used the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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