CRG has investigated and reported on the commercial claims made about genetically modified crops and transgenic animals introduced into the food supply. More often than not, the claims have been exaggerated, the risks understated, and the scientific justification has been selective and commercially influenced. CRG has questioned the compatibility of herbicide resistant plants and insect resistant crops with sustainable agriculture. All uses of GM crops should meet rigorous safety testing and follow procedures of democratic participation by public stakeholder groups. Moreover, CRG's Genetic Bill of Rights requires that people have a choice to purchase non-GM crops that meet the organic standard.


Studies Finding Adverse Effects from Consuming GMOs

Scientists Find "No Consensus" on GMOs



 Special Issue of GeneWatch Magazine: Genetics in Agriculture


Council for Resposible Genetics Statement
RE: AAAS Board Statement Against Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods


Bioengineering Animals

Take Action:  Sign the Safe Seed Pledge!

Safe Seed Resource List

Background Materials

USDA Gives Green Light to GE Alfalfa, WorldWatch

New Report Questions Release of GM Mosquitoes

Frequently Asked Questions About Genetically Engineered Food

Precaution Before Profits: An Overview of Issues in Genetically Engineered Food and Crops by Sophia Kohlemainen

CRG Amicus Brief in Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms
Challenging Genetically Modifed Alfalfa Before the U.S. Supreme Court

Official Statement on Biopharmaceutical Crops

NGO Statement: Final Plenary, Third Intergovernmental Conference on the Cartagena Protocol

Codex Matters: A Report for the 49 Parallel by Phil Bereano


Special Issue of GeneWatch Magazine on Genetics and Animal Biodiversity, 2012

Special Issue of GeneWatch Magazine on Bioengineered Animals, 2011

Gm Alfalfa:  An Uncalculated Risk, by Philip Bereano, GeneWatch 2011

The Inter-Academy Report on Genetically Engineered Crops:  Is it Making a Farce of Science?, by Sujatha Byravan, Economic and Political Weekly, October 2010 

Biotech Eggplant: Ignoring the Resounding 'NO', GeneWatch, March 2010
(Indias's Battle over Biotech Eggplant )

Special issue of GeneWatch on Genetically Modified Food  2009

Up for Grabs by Brian Tokar, GeneWatch, May 2006

Dispatch from Curitiba by Phil Bereano, GeneWatch, May 2006

Whistleblowers, Threats, and Bribes by Jeffrey Smith, GeneWatch, May 2005

Digging for Gold by Anuradha Mittal, GeneWatch, May 2005

Trans-Atlantic Food Fight by Phil Bereano, GeneWatch, March 2003

Biotech's Hall of Mirrors by Jonathan Matthews, GeneWatch, January 2003

Transnational Corporations, GM Food, and the Arms Race by Sujatha Byravan, GeneWatch, November 2002

Farm Fresh . . . Aprotonin? by Bill Freese, GeneWatch, November 2002

Precision Farming: Agribusiness Meets Spy Technology by Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero, GeneWatch, November 2002

Hearts of Darkness by Doreen Stabinsky, GeneWatch, November 2002

Biotech Family Secrets by Cameron Woodworth, GeneWatch, November 2002

Engineered Food Claims Are Hard To Swallow by Phil Bereano, Seattle Times, 19 November 2002.

The Free Ride Slows Down by Brian Tokar, GeneWatch, September 2002

Vermonters Vote Against the Genetic Engineering of Food by the ISE Biotechnology Project, GeneWatch, May 2002

Genetically Engineered Thanksgiving: Uninvited DNA Comes to Dinner by Martin Teitel and Suzanne Theberge, GeneWatch, November 2001

"Modified Foods are Like Drugs" by Paul Billings, Boston Globe, 28 August 1999

Science-based Policy in the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food by Sheldon Krimsky and Nora Murphy

CRG in the Press

CRG Rips AAAS for GMO Stance, Corporate Crime Reporter November 2012


Center for Food Safety

Codex Alimentarius Commission

Consumer Federation of America

Consumers International

Friends of the Earth

True Food Network



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