The following is a list of links to organizations with resources and information on genetically modified foods and/or engaged in sustainable, organic approaches to agriculture. We have also started a word press blog to keep up-to-date on campaigns, petitions, news reports, articles and other resources on genetically modified foods and sustainable agriculture.
Please note: These resources are available for people to further educate themselves about the issues dealt with in the film The Future of Food including genetically engineered foods, patenting, corporatization of agriculture, etc. We, the producers of The Future of Food, do not endorse every statement made by these websites. We hope readers will obtain more information and reach their own conclusions.
The Center for Food Safety
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.
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
A campaign to get an initiative on the California 2012 ballot to make GMO labeling mandatory.
Organic Seed Alliance
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.
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
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
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
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!
A site that offers extensive information on the complex and controversial issue of genetic engineering.
Union of Concerned Scientists
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.
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, publisher of Consumer Reports, is an independent, nonprofit testing and information organization serving only consumers.
Greenpeace is a non-profit campaign organization that addresses worldwide environmental issues.
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
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.
Californians for GE-Free Agriculture
The Californians for GE-Free Agriculture Coalition is unique in that it brings together farmer-based organizations with consumer and environmental groups to halt the introduction of economically and ecologically destructive genetically engineered (GE) crops. Our mission is to stop new GE crop plantings in California.
Genetic Engineering Action Network
The Genetic Engineering Action Network (GEAN) is 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.
University of Northern Iowa Local Food Project
The University of Northern Iowa Local Food Project works to Strengthen the local food economy in Iowa by connecting institutional food buyers with nearby farms and processors. And by attempting to fostering a growing relationship among consumers, grocers, meat lockers, restaurant owners, dining service staff, farmers, local government and economic development officials.
Our Love of Children Foundation
As a protector of community life, Our Love of Children Foundation advocates for the present and future well being of children. The organization delivers community based, solution-focused programs on sustainable and healthy living, and encourages all in developing their highest potential for creativity, wisdom, and well-being.
Green.tv is a broadband TV channel devoted to environmental films. It is supported by the United Nations Environment Programme and is dedicated to educating the public on environmental issues that will shape our world in the coming years.
Chicago, IL "Hand Harvested: Our Future in Genetic Engineering" (September 1 - 30). Open to artists in all media relating to subjects such as biotech deception, patenting of life, genetically modified organisms (GMO), fair trade and sustainable organic living. Fee is $15. For more information, call 1-800-252-8221, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website!
AGBIOS is dedicated to providing public policy, regulatory, and risk assessment expertise for products of biotechnology.
GMWatch is an independent non-profit making organisation founded in 1998. We seek to counter the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of the biotech industry and its supporters through our website, our lists, our Spinprofiles portal, LobbyWatch, the BanGMFood campaign and our many other outreach and campaigning activities.
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
Leading, uniting and assisting the organic movement in its full divresity. Their goal is the worldwide adoption of ecologically, socially and economically sound systems that are based on the principals of organic agriculture.
The task of GMO Compass is to collect objective, science-based information on the use of genetic engineering in the agri-food industry and present it to the public in a way that is easy to understand and readily accessible.
Non-target Effects of Genetic Manipulation (Project of The Nature Institute)
The purpose of this project is to make evidence about the wide-ranging and never wholly predictable effects of genetic engineering readily accessible to concerned citizens, policy makers, and scientists.
The Organic and Non-GMO Report
The Organic & Non-GMO Report provides information to respond to the challenges of genetically modified (GM) foods.
GM Free Ireland
The GM-free Ireland Network is an association of individuals and organisations collaborating to keep the island of Ireland off-limits to the environmental release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) including viruses, algae, bacteria, seeds, crops, trees, insects, molluscs, crustaceans, fish, poultry and livestock.
Friends of the Earth
Friends of the Earth is a network of grassroots groups in 77 countries that defend the environment and champion a more healthy and just world.
Seeds of Life
Combines efforts with diverse sectors of the society to promote a harmonic and conscious relation of human beings with nature, agriculture and food in Mexico.