WE, the people, CHANGE THE WORLD!
GMO Awareness – GMO Awareness is uniting everyone in the United States who cares about food quality. We have a unique strategy in place that will empower you to take simple and effective action. “Everyone who cares taking the most effective action”—that’s the winning formula that will bring about labeling.
Organic Consumers Association – A grassroots non-profit public interest organization which deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, corporate accountability, and environmental sustainability.
True Food Network – A resource that you can come to for information and, most importantly, a place you can come to take action regarding GE foods.
GE Food Alert – A coalition of seven organizations united in their commitment to testing and labeling genetically engineered food.
Genetic Engineering Action Network – A diverse network of grassroots activists, national and community non-governmental organizations (NGOs), farmer and farm advocacy groups, academics and scientists who have come together to work on the myriad of issues surrounding biotechnology.
Say No to GMOs! – This site offers extensive information on the complex and controversial issue of genetic engineering.
Organic Trade Association – The membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America. OTA’s mission is to encourage global sustainability through promoting and protecting the growth of diverse organic trade.
Cooperative Research – A searchable database of events concerning the seed industry, farmers’ rights, GM crops, and other related issues
Greenpeace – Say No to Genetic Engineering
Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (cban)
Farmers on GM crops
The following list of resources was compiled by South African activist Andrew Taynton.
Farmer to Farmer Campaign on Genetic Engineering (USA)
Network of Concerned Farmers (Australia)
Indian farmers burn GM cotton seeds – picture
Canadian farmers call for moratorium
Argentina’s GM woes
Will GM crops deliver benefits to farmers? http://www.nlpwessex.org/docs/gmagric.htm
The Organic & Non-GMO Report provides information and resources to help farmers and food manufacturers respond to the challenges of genetically modified foods. The Non-GMO Sourcebook is the world’s only “farm to fork” directory of suppliers of non-GMO seed, grains, food ingredients, and foods.
Friends of the Earth– is the U.S. voice of an influential, international network of grassroots groups in 70 countries. Friends of the Earth has for decades been at the forefront of high-profile efforts to create a more healthy, just world. (search on genetic engineering)
(NOTE: Unless indicated, these organizations have not yet taken a position against GM foods.)
Model School Wellness Policies – A sample set of model wellness policies for local school districts affected by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, which states that all school districts with a federally funded school meals program develop and implement wellness policies that address, among other things, nutrition and nutrition education by the start of the 2006-07 school year. Developed by a work group convened by the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity.
Community Food Security Coalition – Information on Farm to School programs.
Action for Healthy Kids – A public-private partnership of more than 40 national organizations and government agencies set up to address the “epidemic of overweight, sedentary, and undernourished youth” by focusing on changes in schools.
Center for Science in the Public Interest’s School Foods Tool Kit