GM Freeze gmfreeze.org
GM Freeze is an UK not-for-profit company that calls to a freeze on growing genetically modified plants and the production of genetically modified farm animals. It objects to importing foods, plants, farm crops, farm animals and foods/feeds derived from GM plants and animals and objects patenting genetic resources for food and farm crops. GM Freeze is deeply concerned about the speed at which genetic modification is being introduced into food and farming and believes the GM technology has to stopped an rethinked because of the huge implications and questions that remain to be answered about its safety and impact.
The organization provides a range of useful information on how each individual can affect various aspects of GMO from requirement of better testing to getting more information from the food industry and supermarket chains.
The No Patents on Seeds no-patents-on-seeds.org
No Patents in Seeds coalition is initiated by the Berne Declaration, Greenpeace, Misereor, No Patents on Life, Swissaid and the Norwegian Development Fund, and campaigns for a clear regulation in patent law. Their initiative is supported globally by over 300 NGOs and farmers’ organisations, and has collected about 100.000 signatures against patents on plants and animals. The coalition now urges the institutions of the EU to go for clear legal regulations to exclude from patentability plants and animals, genetic material and processes for breeding of plants and animals and food derived thereof.
Natural Society naturalsociety.com
Natural Society was established to provide with the latest news on how to use effective natural means. Natural Society covers dozens of fields from the science of nutrition to the ongoing politics of health, and releases vital health information that mainstream media ignores. Natural Society believes that natural health should be the first option in addressing any health concerns, advocates for using a nutrient-rich diet that is free of toxic chemical additives and other harmful ingredients. Natural Society supports organic foods and purchasing from small, organic outlets, and complete labeling of products (labeling GMOs, bishphenol A, heavy metals, high-fructose corn syrup, aspartame, and others).
Water is a Human Right right2water.eu
Water is a public good, not a commodity. This European Citizens’ Initiative calls on the European Commission to propose legislation to propose legislation implementing the human right to water and sanitation as recognised by the United Nations, and promoting the provision of water and sanitation as essential public services for all. The EU legislation should require governments to ensure and to provide all citizens with sufficient and clean drinking water and sanitation. The Initiative urges that the EU institutions and Member States be obliged to ensure that all inhabitants enjoy the right to water and sanitation, that water supply and management of water resources should not be subject to ‘internal market rules’ and that water services are excluded from liberalisation.
Nutrition Facts www.nutritionfacts.org
Nutrition Facts is a non-commercial science-based public service provided by Michael Greger, M.D., financed by personal donations and with the support of Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. The site publishes articles and short video clips daily with useful information from the nutrition field, ranging from nutrients to disease prevention. The web page has more than a hundred videos and thousands of topics. In 2014 Michael Greger reviewed over 17,533 peer-reviewed articles and presented them to the public. Michael Gregor is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine, a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues, licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition.