Currently, CSLaw is seeking funding to create online e-books, educational webinars and live teach-ins for consumers and farmers to provide critical information that is often hard to find. For example, materials for farmers will explain the contractual rights and responsibilities associated with growing GE crops. Eater’s guides tell the story of how a GE seed is approved for release and how consumers can participate in the process. We will also continue tracking and publicizing FDA and other government agency rulings on biotechnology.
Farmer’s Guide to Biotech
- Want to know what rights and responsibilities you are agreeing to when you decide to grow GE crops and enter into a Technology Stewardship Agreement?
- Want to know how to legally move beyond growing GE crops?
- Want to know how the GE seeds you plant will legally impact your neighboring fields and farms?
- Want to make sure you can still leave your farm to your family even if you grow GE crops?
It’s clear that current Bio-Tech Regulations are failing to support and protect the world’s peasant farmers, small farmers and family farmers, but you can help. Support us as we develop our Farmer’s Guide to Biotech. This campaign will produce an online e-book geared for farmers and fund educational webinars and live teach-ins tailored for farmers who currently grow GE crops, are considering growing GE crops, or who are interested in transitioning away from GE crops.
Eaters Guide to Biotech
- Want to know what the current United States framework for biotechnology looks like, who regulates what, and why new technology threatens to subvert almost all current regulations?
- Want to know the story of how a GE seed is approved for release?
- Want to know what patent rights are granted for GE seeds, how long they last, and why it limits the ability for independent research?
- Want to know how you can access information about currently approved, pending, and future GE seeds?
- Want to make sure you can participate in public comment periods to ensure social, ecological, and legal concerns are adequately being addressed by agencies?
It’s clear that current Bio-Tech Regulations are failing to protect our local ecologies, local seed stocks and local food systems, but you can help. Support us in creating the Eater’s guide to biotech regulations: a people’s guide to navigating the bureaucratic regulatory framework associated with biotechnology. Help us shine a light on what today’s Bio-Tech regulations means for everyday consumers. This campaign will produce an online e-book geared for eaters and fund educational webinars and live teach-ins tailored for everyone who eats and relies upon our food system.
Biotechnology Public Participation and Education
CSLaw monitors the domestic and export food policies of the United States, tracks developments and communications between Biotech companies and U.S. agencies, and engages the public to build awareness, understanding, and participation. CSLaw participates in public rulemaking, requests critical information from agencies by strategic Freedom of Information Act requests and files strategic litigation to ensure the public’s role as a stakeholder in biotechnology regulation.