Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration

ETC group is dedicated to the conservation and sustainable advancement of cultural and ecological diversity and human rights. To this end, ETC group supports socially responsible developments of technologies useful to the poor and marginalized and it addresses international governance issues and corporate power.


AfricaBio seeks to provide a platform that brings together all groups active in the food chain in one forum to debate the issues surrounding biotechnology.


Website of the AgBioWorld Foundation, providing articles, interviews and links.


Agricultural Groups Concerned About Resources and the Environment

The organization provides science and research-based information and policy initiatives on pesticide use, crop biotechnology developments, nutrient management and other related environmental issues.                           



This website is dedicated to sustainable development, health, education, biodiversity, ecotourism, conservation, agriculture and research in the Amazon.


EarthYouth.Net is the one-stop entry-point for young people concerned about the need for sustainable development - from the beginner to the seasoned campaigner. It is conceived and run entirely by young people actively involved in the movement towards sustainable development.


European Society of Human Genetics

The Society focuses on encouraging young scientists and clinicians, and the transfer of technology and provision of genetic services for the developing European countries.


Food Aid Management aims to
promote the efficient and effective use of food aid resources to help alleviate hunger and contribute to food security.


Food First

Food First is a progressive think tank and education-for-action center. Their 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. 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.


Friends of the Earth Europe

FoEE coordinates and supports the campaigns and projects of its member groups which deal with a large variety of subjects including food, farming and biotechnology; climate change, energy, eco-taxation and nuclear safety; globalisation, trade, corporate accountability and sustainable development; EU Accession; and regional programmes in Central, Eastern
and South Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean.


Genetically Engineered Food Alert Campaign Center
GE Food Alert is a coalition of seven organizations united in their commitment to testing and labeling genetically engineered food. The site contains resources, links and listings of events and headlines.



GeneWatch UK is an independent organisation concerned with the ethics and risks of genetic engineering. It questions how, why and whether the use of genetic technologies should proceed and believes that the debate over genetic engineering is long overdue.


Genetic Resources Action International is an international non-governmental organization which promotes the sustainable management and use of agricultural biodiversity based on people’s control over genetic resources and local knowledge. GRAIN reports and magazines can be read online.



The Greenpeace site features critical campaigns on various topics, such as climate change, forests, genetic engineering and sustainable trade.


Ground Up
Ground Up is meant as an information platform for anti-GE activists. The site contains a glossary, cartoons and critical articles.


Hivos (Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation) is committed to the poor and marginalized – and to the organizations that promote their interests – in countries in the South and in South-East Europe.


The Dutch Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation supports projects in about sixty countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific and in Central and Eastern Europe.



ILEIA is a Centre for Information on Low External Input Sustainable Agriculture. This website has an open discussion forum, many links to agriculture related sites and background information on important themes.


Intermediate Technology Development Group

The ITDG aims to demonstrate and advocate the sustainable use of technology to reduce poverty in developing countries. This UK-based charity works directly in four regions of the developing world – Latin America, East Africa, Southern Africa and South Asia, with particular concentration on Peru, Kenya, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.


International Center for Tropical Agriculture

The CIAT conducts socially and environmentally progressive research aimed at reducing hunger and poverty and preserving natural resources in developing countries.


International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications

The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) is a not-for-profit organization that delivers the benefits of new agricultural biotechnologies to the poor in developing countries.  It aims to share these powerful technologies to those who stand to benefit from them and at the same time establish an enabling environment for their safe use.


The International Service for National Agricultural Research aims to bring about innovation in agricultural research institutions in developing countries to increase the contribution of research to agricultural development for the poor.


Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development

The Novartis Foundation aims to improve the quality of life of the
poorest people in developing countries through programs & contributions to development policy discussions.


Novib (Oxfam Netherlands)
Novib is a Dutch development aid organization that provides funds to initiatives and organizations that support local people. NOTE: this site is only available in Dutch.


Nuffield Council on Bioethics

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics considers the ethical issues arising from developments in medicine and biology.


Sustainable Development Network

The Sustainable Development Network is a network of individuals and non-governmental organizations which generate policy materials, coordinate events for policymakers, and work with the news media to promote debate on issues which pertain to sustainable development including environmental and trade policy, economic policy, health, and legal frameworks.


Third World Network

The Third World Network is an independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North- South issues. The Biotechnology pages provide articles and reports on biotechnology, biosafety and genetic engineering in the third world.


Union of Concerned Scientists

This site provides critical web resources on several controversial issues. These include biodiversity, genetically engineered food and health and environment.


United Kingdom Agricultural Biodiversity Coalition

UKabc is an activity of the UK Food Group: Bringing together Public Interest UK organisations concerned with Sustainable Use, Conservation, Benefit Sharing, Trade, Patents, Intellectual Property, Biopiracy, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Biosafety and other issues related to the Equitable Use of Agricultural Biodiversity for Local Food and Livelihood Security


World Foundation for Environment and Development

WFED works to sustain economic development and conserve the Earth’s biological resources through facilitating equitable and efficient access and benefit-sharing frameworks and by producing targeted information tools designed to improve public understanding of the issues underlying environmental conflicts.


Worldwatch Institute

Worldwatch is a non-profit public policy research organization dedicated to informing policymakers and the public about emerging global problems and trends and the complex links between the world economy and its environmental support systems.