Resources for Further Investigation

INVALUABLE RESOURCES and MONITORS

In the UNITED STATES (still gathering credible sources internationally – check back!) NGMOJ

The Center for Food Safety
http://www.truefoodnow.org
CFS works to protect human health and the environment by curbing the proliferation of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. CFS engages in legal, scientific and grassroots initiatives to guide national and international policymaking on critical food safety issues.

Non-GMO Project
http://www.nongmoproject.org/
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit collaboration of manufacturers, retailers, processors, distributors, farmers, seed breeders and consumers. Our shared belief is that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified products, and our common mission is to ensure the sustained availability of non-GMO choices.

The Right to Know Campaign
http://labelgmos.org/
A campaign to get an initiative on the California 2012 ballot to make GMO labeling mandatory.

Organic Seed Alliance
http://www.seedalliance.org/
Organic Seed Alliance is a nonprofit public charity that supports the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. They accomplish their goals through collaborative education and research programs with organic farmers and other seed professionals.

EcoFarm
http://eco-farm.org/
The Ecological Farming Association nurtures healthy and just farms, food systems, communities and environment by bringing people together for education, alliance building and advocacy. Through educational conferences, training programs, on-farm events and communications initiatives, we pursue a safe and healthful food system that strengthens soils, protects air and water, encourages diverse ecosystems and economies, and honors rural life.

Truth in Labeling Coalition
http://truthinlabelingcoalition.org/
Dr. Chris Wege is the President of theTruth in Labeling Coalition. He received his PhD in World Peace Studies from MERU in the Netherlands in 2002, his MA in the Science of Creative Intelligence from MERU Switzerland in 1977, his BA in psychology with honors from Bowling Green State University [Ohio] in 1974; and was among the early researchers to publish research on the brain chemical Serotonin. As well as being an international green developer/investor, Chris is a crusader for the cause of mandatory labeling of genetically modified substances in our food and is working to pass legislation in 2009 to preserve the integrity of organic agriculture and protect the consumer right to know.

The Organic Center
http://www.organic-center.org/
Organic Center’s Vision: Conversion of agriculture to organic methods, improved health for the earth and its inhabitants, and greater awareness of and demand for organic products.

Rethinking School Lunch
http://www.ecoliteracy.org/programs/rsl.html
This Center for Ecoliteracy program advocates food as the focus for a curriculum that teaches the values, skills, and knowledge to change present practices toward sustainable solutions. It offers a guide to transforming our connection to food and farming, beginning with school lunch.

Say No to GMOs!
http://www.saynotogmos.org/
A site that offers extensive information on the complex and controversial issue of genetic engineering.

Union of Concerned Scientists
http://www.ucsusa.org/
UCS is an independent nonprofit alliance of more than 100,000 concerned citizens and scientists. They aim to augment rigorous scientific analysis with innovative thinking and committed citizen advocacy to build a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world.

Crop Choice
http://www.cropchoice.com/
CropChoice is an alternative news and information source for American farmers and consumers about genetically modified crops, corporate agribusiness concentration, farm and trade policy, sustainable agriculture, wind farming and alternative energy, and rural economic and social issues.

Consumers’ Union
http://www.consumersunion.org/
Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, is an independent, nonprofit testing and information organization serving only consumers.

Greenpeace
http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/
Greenpeace is a non-profit campaign organization that addresses worldwide environmental issues.

PANNA
http://www.panna.org/
PANNA (Pesticide Action Network North America) works to replace pesticide use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. As one of five PAN Regional Centers worldwide, we link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens’ action network.

Organic Consumers Association
http://www.organicconsumers.org/
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) The OCA is a grassroots non-profit public interest organization which deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, corporate accountability, and environmental sustainability.