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View Resource GENTECH Mailing List

The main purpose of GENTECH is to exchange information among concerned scientists, activists of grassroot groups and other organizations about the impacts of genetic engineering to environment and society. As there are several other lists and newsgroups backing scientists in biotechnology with academic information the focal point of GENTECH is to provide information and support for individuals and...

http://www.gene.ch/gentech.txt
View Resource The Biosafety Protocol

On January 20, international negotiators resumed talks in Montreal to finalize a Biosafety Protocol that "seeks to reduce potential risks from the transboundary movement of living modified organisms (LMOs) and address potential threats to biodiversity" from products modified by genetic engineering. The Protocol is being negotiated under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity that was adopted at...

https://www.state.gov/www/global/oes/montreal_2000-01_index....
View Resource Agricultural Biotechnology in crops, forestry, livestock, fisheries and agro-industry

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations provides this Website about the role and impact of biotechnology in food and agriculture in developing countries. Features of the site include FAO's Statement on Biotechnology (including a discussion of genetically modified organisms), an overview of FAO's activities (such as providing advice and assistance to member countries,...

http://www.fao.org/biotech/en/
View Resource The Why Files: Genetically Modified Corn Study

This recent Why Files from the Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison discusses a study published last fall in the journal Nature, which has since been denounced because of insufficient evidence. The site discusses some of the substance of the original article and some criticisms of it. It then moves into a more general discussion of the scientific method, conflicting data, and...

https://whyfiles.org/153sci_truth/index.html
View Resource Bt Corn and Monarch Butterflies

The US Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Research Service provides this research question and answer page to outline its recent findings about Bt corn, which is genetically modified to include a natural soil bacteria that functions as an insecticide. The findings indicate that "there is no significant risk to monarch butterflies from environmental exposure to Bt corn." Several other...

https://www.ars.usda.gov/oc/br/btcorn/index/