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A SEED Europe Views: 9842
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A SEED Europe is a network that initiates actions and campaigns on environmental and social justice issues. Our current campaigns are centred on issues surrounding the production, distribution and consumption of food (small, local organic farms instead of agribusiness, biotechnology and supermarkets selling genetically modified food); and the coordination of the World Bank Boycott in Europe. Our main activities are promoting discussion, encouraging positive action, distributing publications and coordinating meetings. We hope we can help you to organise your campaign, contact other useful groups, and find out useful information.

About.com Views: 9838
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What is genetic engineering and how are we exposed to genetcally engineered foods?

AgBiotechNet Views: 9850
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AgBiotechNet publishes information about agricultural biotechnology and biosafety for researchers, policy makers and industry world-wide. The site provides rapid and convenient access to research developments in genetic engineering, in vitro culture and molecular genetics and updates on economic and social issues. Developments in transgenic plants and animals are a particular focus.

Agra Group Views: 9847
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Agra Group specialises in providing high value information on food, agriculture, soft commodities, fisheries and seafood. Established in 1963, Agra produces over 50 separate publications and organises high level conferences and seminars world-wide. Agra Europe focuses on European and international policy, trade and legislation. It produces a range of publications, conferences and electronic services on food and commodities, and monitors EU legislation on agriculture, food, and the environment.

Agrimine.com Views: 9847
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Agrimine.com aims at creating a knowledge hub for the European agribusiness community. This web site provides free acces to a wealth of information available throughout the world. You will find the daily updates on national and international commodity markets, as well as free news for the agribusiness and food industry participants.

Animal Biotechnology Views: 9847
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Coordinated by FASS (The Federation of Animal Science Society). News and resources.

ARINI - Agricultural Research Institute Views: 9844
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The Institute was established in 1927 with the aim of undertaking research into crop and animal production. The research project leaders are staff of the Agriculture Group within the Agricultural and Environmental Science Division of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD). In addition the Institute provides resources for research carried out by other Research Divisions of DARD.

Bayer CropScience Views: 9847
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Bayer CropScience, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 5.8 billion (2003), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of about 19,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries, ensuring proximity to dealers and consumers.

Bio-Scope Views: 9840
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The Knowledge Pool is the heart of Bio-Scope. It provides access to our archive and our pool of experts. Bio-Scope offers you a number of different ways to tap the resources of the Knowledge Pool.

Biotech Knowledge Center Views: 9847
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The Biotech Knowledge Center is sponsored by Monsanto. The material assembled here - which represents many points of view - will promote a deeper understanding of agricultural biotechnology.

Biotech Timeline Views: 9846
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Campaign Views: 9842
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Mission: "To create a national grassroots consumer campaign for the purpose of lobbying Congress and the President to pass legislation that will require the labeling of genetically engineered foods in the United States."

Center for Food Safety Views: 9848
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The Center for Food Safety is the nation's leading non-profit membership organization addressing the impacts of our current industrial food production system on human health, animal welfare, and the environment. CFS conducts legal and grassroots campaigns to promote sustainable agriculture, to fight for strong organic food standards, and to protect consumers from the hazards of genetically engineered foods, irradiation, and mad cow disease.

Codex Alimentarius Views: 9846
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The Codex Alimentarius Commission was created in 1963 by FAO and WHO to develop food standards, guidelines and related texts such as codes of practice under the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme. The main purposes of this Programme are protecting health of the consumers and ensuring fair trade practices in the food trade, and promoting coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research Views: 9846
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Created in 1971, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is an association of public and private members supporting a system of 16 Future Harvest Centers that work in more than 100 countries to mobilize cutting-edge science to reduce hunger and poverty, improve human nutrition and health, and protect the environment.

Consumers International Views: 9846
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Consumers International and its members recognise that the use of biotechnology and other new food technologies may provide important benefits. However, new technologies have raised many valid concerns for consumers about safety for human consumption, implications for the environment and potential social and economic impact.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology Views: 9843
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Biotechnology Communications - CAST assembles, interprets, and communicates science-based information regionally, nationally, and internationally on food, fiber, agricultural, natural resource, and related societal and environmental issues to our stakeholders - legislators, regulators, policy makers, the media, the private sector, and the public.

Council for Biotechnology Information Views: 9839
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The Council for Biotechnology Information communicates science-based information about the benefits and safety of agricultural and food biotechnology. Its members are the leading biotechnology companies and trade associations.

DEFRA - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Views: 9838
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Our vision of the future is of a world in which climate change and environmental degradation are recognised and addressed by all nations and where low carbon emissions and efficient use of environmental resources are at the heart of our whole way of life. Where, here in the UK, rural communities are diverse, economically and environmentally viable, and socially inclusive with high quality public services and real opportunities for all. A country where the food, fishing and farming industries working closely together and with Government are not dependent on output-related subsidies to produce safe, nutritious food which contributes positively to consumer choice and the health of the whole nation. A place where the land is managed in such a way as to recognise its many functions, from production through to recreation; where we seek to promote biodiversity on land and in our seas; and where the promotion of animal welfare and protection against animal disease is at the core of the way in which we farm and live. The pursuit of sustainable development, environmental, economic and social, is vital to achieving this vision.

EARD-InfoSys Views: 9846
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EARD-InfoSys will assist you to access European web resources in all areas of research for development in agriculture, environment and many other related fields.

EC - DG Health and Consumer Protection Views: 9845
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The main tasks of the Directorate-General are described in the mission statement. Food safety activities cover the entire food production chain, ranging from animal health and plant health to the labeling of food products, as well as animal welfare. Scientific advice relates to both food safety and public health. Consumer Affairs concern non-food consumer products and services.

EC - Directorate-General for Agriculture Views: 9840
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What does our society expect from the agricultural sector and from the food we eat? How can EU policy enhance economic, environmental and social sustainability in agriculture? What does food quality mean and how does quality relate to price? According to a recent Commission poll, for EU citizens the priority of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) should be to ensure that agricultural products are healthy and safe, promote the respect of the environment, protect medium or small sized farms and help farmers to adapt their production to consumer expectations. The aim is transparency, quality and safety and a farm sector in tune with the environment and animal welfare. We need to develop an even more sustainable farm and food sector for the future.

EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Views: 9855
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The primary responsibility of the Authority will be to provide independent scientific advice on all matters with a direct or indirect impact on food safety. The Authority has been given a wide brief, so that it can cover all stages of food production and supply, from primary production to the safety of animal feed, right through to the supply of food to consumers. It will gather information from all parts of the globe, keeping an eye on new developments in science. It will share its findings and listen to the views of others through a vast network that will be developed over time, as well as interacting with experts and decision-makers on many levels. A key task of the Authority will be to communicate directly with the public on its areas of responsibility. Although the Authority's main "customer" will be the Commission, it will be open to respond to scientific questions from the European Parliament and the Member States and it can also initiate risk assessments on its own behalf. The Authority will carry out assessments of risks to the food chain and indeed can carry out scientific assessment on any matter that may have a direct or indirect effect on the safety of the food supply, including matters relating to animal health, animal welfare and plant health. The Authority will also give scientific advice on non-food and feed GMOs, and on nutrition in relation to Community legislation.

Electronic Journal of Biotechnology Views: 9839
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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology is an international scientific electronic journal which publishes papers from all areas related to Biotechnology. It covers from molecular biology and the chemistry of biological process to aquatic and earth environmental aspects, as well as computational applications, policy and ethical issues directly related to Biotechnology. Molecular biology, genetic engineering, microbial biotechnology, plant biotechnology, animal biotechnology, marine biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, biological processes, industrial applications, bioinformatics and others are some of the main subjects considered. Papers concerning multidisciplinary research are particularly welcomed. This journal will be constrained to ethic canons.

EU - Biosociety Views: 9851
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This website aims primarily at stimulating interactions between biotech researchers and social scientists, economists and ethical experts active in the field of life sciences. It also informs and opens a dialogue with interested citizens on relevant European policies and research activities.

EU - Life Sciences and Biotechnology Views: 9847
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In the context of the Lisbon strategy, the Commission announced in March 2001 to the Stockholm European Council, its intention to present a Communication setting out a strategic vision for life sciences and biotechnology up to 2010, and proposing how to address ethical issues. In preparing this Communication and in line with its policy on governance, the Commission launched on 4 September 2001 a broad public consultation based on a document entitled "Life Sciences and Biotechnology - Towards a Strategic Vision". Around 320 contributions have been received, many of which are very comprehensive. Contributions have been received, for example, from Member State governments and public authorities, the European Group on Ethics, industry and professional associations, academics and individuals.

European Federation of Biotechnology Views: 9864
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The European Federation of Biotechnology is the non-profit association of all national and cross-national Learned Societies, Universities, Institutes, Companies and Individuals interested in the promotion of Biotechnology throughout Europe and beyond

European Food Information Council - EUFIC Views: 9841
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The European Food Information Council, EUFIC, is a non-profit organisation which provides science-based information on food and food-related topics to the media, health and nutrition professionals, educators, and opinion leaders.

European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies Views: 9853
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In December 1997 the European Commission set up the European Group on Ethics to succeed the Group of Advisers on the Ethical Implications of Biotechnologie (GAEIB 1991-1997). During its first mandate the EGE (1998-2000)provided Opinions on subjects as diverse as human tissue banking, human embryo research, personal health data in the information society, doping in sport and human stem cell research. At a specific request of the President of the Commission, Romano Prodi, the Group also wrote the Report on the Charter on Fundamental Rights related to technological innovation.

FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Views: 9840
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was founded in 1945 with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations. Today, FAO is one of the largest specialized agencies in the United Nations system and the lead agency for agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural development. An intergovernmental organization, FAO has 183 member countries plus one member organization, the European Community. Since its inception, FAO has worked to alleviate poverty and hunger by promoting agricultural development, improved nutrition and the pursuit of food security - defined as the access of all people at all times to the food they need for an active and healthy life.

FLEXNEWS Views: 9847
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FLEXNEWS provides essential business News for Corporations, trade associations, analysts, academics and government bodies with an interest in the global food industry.

Food and Drink Europe.com Views: 9847
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Food and Drink Europe.com provides up-to-the-minute expert information on branding, marketing and retailing of food and drink products for all those involved in the European market. With news on the latest product launches and marketing campaigns, analysis of company results and market and segment reports from across Europe, Food and Drink Europe.com is the first and only place to come to keep up to date with all the most important developments from the European food manufacturing and retailing industries.

Food Biotech Info.com Views: 9844
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Food Biotech Info.com is part of an effort to help deliver science-based information on various issues concerning the benefits and safety of genetically modified foods.

Food Commission Views: 9847
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The Food Commission cares about the food we eat and is committed to ensuring good quality food for all. The Food Commission is a national non-profit organisation campaigning for the right to safe, wholesome food.

Food Not Bombs Views: 9842
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All over the world local FNB groups are serving free vegeratian food to protest against poverty, hungry and war.

Food Security Network Views: 9883
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The Food Security Network is an independent, non-profit coalition of people throughout the world dedicated to participating in an open, informed and impactful dialogue addressing solutions to global food security concerns through sustainable agricultural practices.

Food Standards Agency Views: 9842
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The Food Standards Agency is an independent food safety watchdog set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food.

FoodNavigator.com Views: 9851
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FoodNavigator.com provides up to the minute expert information on food ingredients, science and nutrition, legislation, food safety and markets for the food and drink manufacturing industries. Our food journalists analyse, investigate and interview to bring you the latest breaking stories every day from 10 am GMT. With over 30 news reports published daily, FoodNavigator.com is today the European site of reference for food ingredients information on the internet. Every week, over 20,000 executives visit the site. They come from every market segment including: beverages, dairy, bakery, biscuits, snacks, confectionery, meat & poultry and prepared foods. More than 50 per cent of our user base comes from companies with 500 or more employees covering every key job title category: research & development, purchasing, marketing and general management. FoodNavigator.com is strongly positioned as a global food ingredients news web site based in Europe and aims to provide a European-driven view of food formulation and design.

FoodQualityNews.com Views: 9857
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FoodQualityNews.com provides rolling news and analysis on every aspect of food safety, quality assurance and control in Europe and beyond. It targets food laboratories for analytical, QC and microbiology analysis, specialists in quality management systems at plant operation levels and personnel involved in issues such as hygiene and environment . Updated every day, foodqualitynews.com is widely regarded as the site of reference for breaking news on food safety and quality, including: quality control and analysis, laboratory diagnostic and testing, microbiological analysis, HACCP, food safety and hygiene at plant operation levels. Here you will find the latest information on food contamination, packaging analysis, weighing systems, colour, texture and spectroscopy analysis, lubricants, regulations - it's all here. Our expert journalists analyse, investigate and interview using their extensive network of contacts among some of the biggest players in the market today. Every day, the site is visited by thousands of executives from a core audience of industry professionals covering every key buying function: CEOs and managing directors, QA/QC managers, directors of quality, microbiologists, directors of R&D, technical directors, HACCP coordinators, operation managers, plant managers, lab technicians and more!. FoodQualityNews.com is strongly positioned as the No 1 food quality and safety website covering the whole of the European market, not forgetting the most important developments from markets in the Americas and Asia.

Friends of the Earth Views: 9847
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Friends of the Earth is the largest international network of environmental groups in the world, represented in 68 countries.

Genentech Views: 9842
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Genentech, the founder of the biotechnology industry, is a company with a quarter-century track record of delivering on the promise of biotechnology. Today, Genentech is among the world's leading biotech companies, with 11 protein-based products on the market for serious or life-threatening medical conditions and 20 projects in the pipeline. With its strength in all areas of the drug development process - from research and development to manufacturing and commercialization - Genentech continues to transform the possibilities of biotechnology into improved realities for patients.

GENET Views: 9845
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GENET is a network of GE campaigners, with a comprehensive archive on biotechnology news.

Genetically Modified Organisms Office (Bureau GGO, GMO offic Views: 9842
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The GMO office is part of the Centre for Substances and Risk Assessment (CSR) of the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). The European directives 90/219/EEC and 90/220/EEC are implemented in the Dutch legislation through the Genetically Modified Organisms Decree. The GMO office prepares permits pursuant to the Genetically Modified Organisms Decree. It is the contact point for information concerning permit applications. The final decision on permits is the responsibility of the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM). The GMO office handles requests for advice on applications for permits pursuant to the Environmental Management Act in consultation with the Committee on Genetic Modification (COGEM).

GEO-PIE Project Views: 9842
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Genetically engineered (GE) crops and foods have become increasingly present in farmers’ fields and consumer shopping carts. As recently as 1994, the first genetically engineered plants were grown for commercial use in the United States under USDA supervision. By 1996, 6 million acres of genetically engineered plants were grown in the United States, which increased sharply to 58 million acres by 1998, accompanied by approximately 70 million acres worldwide. Because of the rapidity with which this technology is being applied and has entered the marketplace, New York State extension educators will likely receive an increasing number of requests for information and help with decision-making related to GE foods. Nutrition and agriculture educators alike have identified a need for the development of effective programmatic responses to GE food and crop issues at the local level within the Cornell Cooperative Extension system. The primary goal of this project is to develop materials for effective public issues education (PIE) capacity related to genetically engineered organisms among CCE agricultural and nutrition educators. It is our hope that our materials will prove useful to both educators and consumers alike.

GM Jury Views: 9843
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The GM jury is funded by Greenpeace, Unilever, the Consumers' Association and the Co-op. The DIY Jury Project, based at the University of Newcastle's PEALS Research Institute, is planning, organising and facilitating the UK GM Jury process.

GRAIN - Genetic Resources Action International Views: 9838
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Genetic Resources Action International (GRAIN) is an international non-governmental organisation which promotes the sustainable management and use of agricultural biodiversity based on people's control over genetic resources and local knowledge.

Greenpeace - Genetic Engineering Views: 9848
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Greenpeace believes: Genetically engineered organisms should not be released into the environment as there is not adequate scientific understanding of their impact on the environment and human health. We advocate immediate interim measures such as labelling of genetically engineered ingredients, and the segregation of genetically engineered crops from conventional ones. We also oppose all patents on plants, animals and humans, as well as patents on their genes. Life is not an industrial commodity. When we force life forms and our world's food supply to conform to human economic models rather than their natural ones, we do so at our own peril.

Health Council of the Netherlands - Gezondheidsraad Views: 9842
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The Health Council of the Netherlands (Gezondheidsraad) is an independent advisory body whose task is to advise Ministers and Parliament in the field of public health. Ministers ask the Health Council for advice on which to base policy decisions. In addition, the Health Council has an "alerting" function, which also allows it to give unsolicited advice. The underlying purpose in both cases is the improvement of public health, whether the advice relates to the effectiveness of breast cancer screening, research into stem cells, prevention of obesity, the quality of natural bathing water, the impact of night-time light pollution on human beings and nature, or occupational exposure to diesel fumes or chlorotrimethylsilane. Both forms of advice (solicited and unsolicited) provide scientific support for the development of ministerial policy. The Health Council paints an accurate picture of the current level of knowledge and weighs the different options that are available for the effective improvement of public health. This does not mean formulating pioneering answers to scientific problems. The Health Council works with whatever knowledge is available at a particular moment in time. Interpreting and assessing this knowledge is, in any case, an exceedingly complex task, since researchers come up with divergent results and data are not always easy to interpret. Moreover, there is an abundance of material in each individual area. In order to do justice to this complex situation, around two hundred have been assembled within the Health Council. The Health Council does not meet in plenary session, but works in ad-hoc committees on each particular advisory report. These committees consist of Council Members who are specialists in the area in question and also external experts who are not members of the Health Council. Together, these experts endeavour to reach a consensus on the interpretation and assessment of the current level of knowledge. Advisory reports are reviewed by one or more of the Council's eight standing committees before they are presented to the Minister who requested it.

Hollandbiotechnology.nl Views: 9841
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The portal for Biotechnology and Life Sciences in The Netherlands.

IFPRI Views: 9879
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The mission of the International Food Policy Research Institute is to identify and analyze policies for sustainably meeting the food needs of the developing world. Research at IFPRI concentrates on economic growth and poverty alleviation in low-income countries, improvement of the well-being of poor people, and sound management of the natural resource base that supports agriculture. IFPRI seeks to make its research results available to all those in a position to use them and to strengthen institutions in developing countries that conduct research relevant to its mandate.

Indymedia Biotech Views: 9843
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Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of truth. This site is dedicated to the issue of biotechnologie/genetic engineering, mainly with postings that are published on any other Indymedia website, as well as for the direct coverage of special events.

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Views: 9844
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The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy promotes resilient family farms, rural communities and ecosystems around the world through research and education, science and technology, and advocacy.

Institute for Food and Development Policy Views: 9840
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The Institute for Food and Development Policy better known as Food First - is a member-supported, nonprofit 'peoples' think tank and education-for-action center. Our work highlights root causes and value-based solutions to hunger and poverty around the world, with a commitment to establishing food as a fundamental human right. As a progressive think tank, Food First produces books, reports, articles, films, electronic media, and curricula, plus interviews, lectures, workshops and academic courses for the public, policy makers, activists, the media, students, educators and researchers. We participate in activist coalitions and furnish clearly written and carefully researched analyses, arguments and action plans for people who want to help change the world.

IPGRI Views: 9849
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IPGRI is an international research institute with a mandate to advance the conservation and use of genetic diversity for the well-being of present and future generations. It is a Centre of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

IRRI - International Rice Research Institute Views: 9838
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The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is an autonomous, nonprofit agricultural research and training organization with offices in more than ten nations. The Institute’s main goal is to find sustainable ways to improve the well-being of present and future generations of poor rice farmers and consumers while at the same time protecting the environment.

Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Views: 9844
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The Netherlands is one of the smallest and most densely populated countries in the world. Hence the pressure on the rural area is considerable. People have to live, work and relax there. Besides, space is needed for agricultural production and transport, while valuable nature areas and unique landscapes must be conserved for future generations. Therefore a balance must continually be struck between the various uses of the rural area. The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality plays a vital part in this process.

Niaba Views: 9843
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Niaba is the Netherlands' Biotech Industry Association. With more than 60 members it represents the majority of the Dutch biotechnological companies and related organisations in human and animal healthcare, food, feed, agriculture and environment. Among its members are not only large multinationals companies such as Unilever and Akzo Nobel, but also small biotechnological companies, major research institutes and associations in related sectors. Niaba is active in the fields of lobbying and advising governments, but also on issues such as research and development. Furthermore Niaba focuses on communication with the general public on biotechnology. Niaba also works on improving other aspects of the business climate. One issue is the fact that Dutch universities do not patent their inventions as often as required. At the same time scientists still face too many problems when they want to start their own company.

OECD - Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Views: 9842
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Governments have long intervened in domestic and international markets to support agricultural production. Many of these interventions, mainly through production subsidies and trade barriers, impose costs on consumers and taxpayers, reduce economic efficiency, distort production and trade, impede growth in developing countries, and may damage the environment. OECD Ministers of Agriculture have agreed to "the long-term objective of substantial progressive reductions in support and protection", and have adopted a set of shared goals for the agro-food sector. In 2001 OECD Ministers again recognised that "OECD's analysis...is an essential contribution to the understanding of agricultural policies and their international impacts". Effective and sustainable management of fisheries resources is a priority for international action. Fish stocks need to be re-built to sustainable levels, while subsequent social and economic adjustments also need to be addressed. In 2001 OECD Ministers noted the valuable contribution of Transition to Responsible Fisheries, and sought further analysis in this area to inform policy development. Globalisation, technological progress, structural adjustments and societal expectations are changing the environment in which businesses operate and governments make policy. The interdependence between OECD and non-OECD countries is growing. In this context, ensuring coherence across policies and between policy and market signals, nationally and internationally, is an on-going challenge.

OECD's Internal Co-ordination Group for Biotechnology Views: 9844
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Biotechnology has been defined as "the application of scientific and engineering principles to the processing of materials by biological agents to provide goods and services". In recent years, biotechnology has had an increasingly important impact on a range of economic sectors and disciplines. With such a growth, the need for effective policies has become a national and international priority. Not surprisingly, biotechnology has been increasing important in a number of OECD activities, since the topic was first addressed over 20 years ago. To name a few, these activities include: the development of policy options for science and technology infrastructure; the implications of intellectual property rights and licensing; and consideration for human health and environmental safety.

Organic Consumers Association Views: 9848
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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. We are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on representing the views and interests of the nation's estimated ten million organic consumers.

Organic Europe Views: 9837
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The internet site http://www.organic-europe.net was set up by Stiftung Ökologie & Landbau, Germany in 2000, and co-funded by the EU-Commision, Agriculture Directorate-General. Since 2002 the Site has been maintained by the Swiss Research Insitute of Organic Agriculture - Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL)

Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology Views: 9835
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The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology was established in 2001 to be an independent and objective source of credible information on agricultural biotechnology for the public, media and policymakers. Funded through a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to the University of Richmond, the Initiative advocates neither for, nor against, agricultural biotechnology. Instead, the Initiative is committed to providing information and encouraging debate and dialogue so that consumers and policymakers can make their own informed decisions.

Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology Views: 9842
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The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology was established in 2001 to be an independent and objective source of credible information on agricultural biotechnology for the public, media and policymakers. Funded through a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to the University of Richmond, the Initiative advocates neither for, nor against, agricultural biotechnology. Instead, the Initiative is committed to providing information and encouraging debate and dialogue so that consumers and policymakers can make their own informed decisions.

Roslin Institute Views: 9841
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Roslin Institute is one of the world's leading centres for research on farm and other animals. It has internationally recognised programmes on molecular and quantitative genetics, genomics, early development, reproduction, animal behaviour and welfare and has pioneered methods for the genetic modification and cloning of farm animals. Our research aims to provide new opportunities for three industry sectors: animal breeding, biotechnology and animal production. This research also informs national and international policy on animal welfare, the environment and genetic diversity.

SINGER Views: 9840
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The System-wide Information Network for Genetic Resources (SINGER) is the genetic resources information exchange network of the International Agricultural Research Centres of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). It provides access to information on the collections of genetic resources held by the CGIAR Centres. Together, these collections comprise over half a million samples of crop, forage and tree germplasm of major importance for food and agriculture.

Soil Association Views: 9843
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The Soil Association is the UK's leading campaigning and certification organisation for organic food and farming. Whether you are new to the Soil Association or want to know more about what we do and why we do it, this section explains all.

Sustain Views: 9847
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Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming was launched at the UNED-UK hosted Healthy Planet Forum on 17 June 1999. It was formed by merging The National Food Alliance and the Sustainable Agriculture Food and Environment (SAFE) Alliance, both of which had been established for over 10 years.

TACD - Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue Views: 9847
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The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) is a forum of US and EU consumer organisations which develops and agrees joint consumer policy recommendations to the US government and the European Commission to promote consumer interest in EU and US policy making and in global issues. So far, a total of 40 European and 24 US consumer organisations have joined the initiative founded in 1998. The Commission provides financial and co-ordination support for the TACD.

Teagasc Views: 9856
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Teagasc provides integrated research, advisory and training services for the agriculture and food industry in Ireland. We are a semi-state organisation established under legislation enacted by the Irish government. Our 11 member Board is appointed by the Minister for Agriculture and Food and has representatives from the farming organisations, the food industry, the universities, the Department of Agriculture and Food and Teagasc staff.

TNO Nutrition and Food Research Views: 9849
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As a contract organization in the field of life sciences, TNO Nutrition and Food Research is a link of knowledge between fundamental research and its applications to foods, drugs and (agro)chemicals in relation to health, safety and quality as well as product and process innovation.

USDA Agricultural Research Service Views: 9842
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We are the U.S. Department of Agriculture's main in-house scientific research agency. Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day, from field to table.

WHO - Food Safety Department (FOS) Views: 9841
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The Food Safety Department (FOS) strives to reduce the serious negative impact of foodborne disease worldwide. Food and waterborne diarrhoeal diseases are leading causes of illness and death in less developed countries, killing approximately 2.2 million people annually, most of whom are children. Recent trends in global food production, processing, distribution and preparation are creating an increasing demand for food safety research in order ensure a safer global food supply. WHO works with FAO and other WHO departments to address food safety issues along the entire food production chain--from production to consumption--using new methods of risk analysis. These methods provide efficient, science-based tools to improve food safety, thereby benefiting both public health and economic development. FOS endeavours to help WHO's 192 Member States through the approaches outlined in the WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety.

WHO - GEMS/Food Europe Views: 9836
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GEMS/Food Europe compiles data on food contamination and human exposure from different countries for global synthesis, evaluation and presentation. GEMS/Food Europe was established to address the needs of the WHO European Region. GEMS/Food has informed governments, international and intergovernmental institutions (such as the Codex Alimentarius Commission) and other interested parties on the levels of and trends in contaminants in food, their contribution to total human exposure to chemicals and their significance to public health and trade.

Worldwatch Views: 9844
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Worldwatch research on food and agriculture starts from the premise that farming is about more than producing food. Sustainably practiced, agriculture contributes to environmental protection, economic sustainability and rural welfare. Today's dominant farming systems produce in abundance, but they typically deplete soils, poison land and waterways, depend heavily on fossil fuels, and jeopardize the livelihoods of small farmers. The Institute's research stresses the potential of agriculture to serve the public interest by protecting ecosystems, ensuring that no one goes hungry, and providing a stable economic base for rural communities. Future food-related research at Worldwatch will look at ways of making food systems more localized, and at the prospects for urban farming.

Ag Bio World Views: 9850
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Ag Bio World is an ardently pro-biotechnology site. You can subscribe to their daily e-mail list and you will get an e-mail every business day filled with clippings on biotechnology in agriculture.

CAST Views: 9840
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Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, USA. CAST assembles, interprets, and communicates science-based information regionally, nationally, and internationally on food, fiber, agricultural, natural resource, and related societal and environmental issues to our stakeholders--legislators, regulators, policy makers, the media, the private sector, and the public. CAST is a nonprofit organization composed of scientific societies and many individual, student, company, nonprofit, and associate society members. CAST's Board of Directors is composed of representatives of the scientific societies and individual members, and an Executive Committee. CAST was established in 1972 as a result of a 1970 meeting sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council.



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