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Genetic Engineering

Friends of the Earth works to transform public policy to establish appropriate safety assessment and oversight of GMO crops and animals, and we lead campaigns to keep poorly regulated GMOs out of our food system. We advance regenerative organic and agroecological farming systems that are inherently healthier and that pose fewer risks for people, pollinators, animals and the planet.


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Trump announces rollback of GMO, biotechnology regulations
Trump announces rollback of GMO, biotechnology regulations

This is just the latest of Trump’s attacks on sensible, science-based regulations, once again putting the interests of corporations ahead of the interests of our health and environment.

Military Revealed as Top Funder of Gene Drives; Gates Foundation paid $1.6 million to influence UN on gene drives

Over 1,200 emails released under open records requests reveal that the U.S. military is now the top funder and influencer behind a controversial genetic extinction technology known as “gene drives” – pumping $100 million into the field.

Major Grocery Retailers Across North America Reject Genetically Engineered Fish

People have a right to know where their food comes from and exactly what’s in it, so that they can make informed choices about what they eat.

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The Future of Food: The Next Generation of GMOs
The Future of Food: The Next Generation of GMOs

Instead of investing in potential problems masquerading as solutions, shouldn’t we invest in the transparent, organic, humane, and socially just production of real food in a way that benefits farmers, food-chain workers, consumers, animals, and the environment?

Is “Food-Tech” the Future of Food?
Is “Food-Tech” the Future of Food?

What do we want the future of our food system to look like, and shouldn’t we all have a say in that?

Permanently changing a species: What could go wrong?
Permanently changing a species: What could go wrong?

We must ensure that corporations and governments (particularly militaries) are not developing gene drives and cannot misuse this technology in ways that could have profound ecological, health or socio-economic impacts.

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