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African Biotechnology Stakeholders Forum (ASSF)
The ABSF outreach website contains information on agricultural biotech issues across Africa, news, educational materials (and links), and other resources.
Biotechnology Good To Grow
Extensive information available on Biotechnology – great resource for the classroom.
A site sponsored by Syngenta and provides information in a wide range of biotechnology topic areas such as benefits and risks, developing world, safety and regulations, and research and development. Special reports and educational tools are also featured.
University of Arizona Biotech Project – Mobile biotechnology for the classroom
Site contains background information and biotechnology-related links, and other resources for teachers and students, including lesson plans.
University of Nebraska
Site contains lesson plans for teachers, basic biotechnology information for consumers, a frequently asked questions section answered by NU biotechnology experts, and a unique and comprehensive database of safety information on genetically engineered crops in North America.
Virtual Center of Biotechnology for the Americas
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
University of California-Berkeley, Scientific Outreach
Contains educational tools for teachers and students and an extensive database of pertinent scientific literature. (Information developed by Dr. Peggy G. Lemaux.)
Council for Biotechnology Information (CBI)
Site founded by a consortium of biotech companies. Member companies include Aventis, BASF, Bayer, Dow, Dupont, Monsanto, and Syngenta and two trade association members, the American Crop Protection Association (ACPA) and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).
European Initiative for Biotechnology Education (EIBE)
The European Initiative for Biotechnology Education (EIBE) seeks to promote skills, enhance understanding and facilitate public debate throughout Europe. Founded in1991, EIBE has become an active European multidisciplinary network of experts in biotechnology education drawn from 20 centres in 17 European countries. The main activity of the Group has been to generate teaching materials for 16 -19 year olds. EIBE Units are collections of activities including a variety of experimental protocols, practical activities, role-plays, information and debates.
National 4H Council
Site contains educational material developed for elementary and high school teachers and other educators. Entitled, “Field of Genes, Making Sense of Biotechnology in Agriculture”.
A UK-based web site with biotech resources, research information, journals, events, and other materials.
Centro de Biotecnologia da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Biotechnology Center from Rio Grande do Sul State / Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Colorado State University
Plant breeding and genetics researchers and professors at Colorado State University have authored a website in Spanish offering information about transgenic crops. The website describes how transgenic plants are made and includes animated demonstrations of the process. It also includes an explanation of how genetically modified crops are evaluated and regulated, describes crops that are currently available or planned for the future, a discussion of risks and concerns associated with these crops and links to both pro and con websites.
Center for Food and Nutrition Policy (CFNP). Their mission encompasses teaching, research and outreach. The website is organized into these major sections. CFNP is an independent, nonprofit center affiliated with Virginia Tech.
Michigan State University – National Agricultural Biotechnology Center
The organization, a not-for-profit consortium of 37 leading agricultural research and teaching governmental agencies/institutions/universities in the U.S and Canada, continues to provide all stakeholders the opportunity to speak, to listen, and to learn about the issues surrounding agricultural biotechnology.
Michigan State University- Institute of International Agriculture
The Institute of International Agriculture (IIA) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University (MSU) serves to help promote, facilitate, expedite, and coordinate international development programs of the College. IIA is home to many of MSU’s externally funded international development project activities, engaging faculty and students across many colleges and departments across campus.
Harvard University- Centre for International Development (CID)
The Center for International Development serves as Harvard’s primary center for research on sustainable international development. CID is a central pillar of Harvard University’s deepening commitment to the problems of international development.
Partnerships in Education (SCOPE) Project
An on-line educational forum focused on the issues associated with genetically modified foods. SCOPE is a research collaboration between the College of Education at the University of Washington, the Graduate School of Education at the University of California-Berkeley, and the journal SCIENCE with funding provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Registration and access to the forum is free and curriculum projects and activities can be used free of charge in all classroom settings.
University of Maryland – Biotechnology Institute
Center for Biosystems Research, CBR’s economic development activities emphasize collaborative research, licensing, and provision of technical expertise to Maryland and U.S companies in agricultural biotechnology. http://www.umbi.umd.edu/educ/