Open Letter from World Scientists to All Governments Concerning GM Organisms

Open Letter from World Scientists to All Governments Concerning Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
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We, the undersigned scientists, call for the immediate suspension of all environmental releases of GM crops and products, both commercially and in open field trials, for at least 5 years; for patents on living processes, organisms, seeds, cell lines and genes to be revoked and banned; and for a comprehensive public enquiry into the future of agriculture and food security for all.

Patents on life-forms and living processes should be banned because they threaten food security, sanction biopiracy of indigenous knowledge and genetic resources, violate basic human rights and dignity, compromise healthcare, impede medical and scientific research and are against the welfare of animals.

GM crops offer no benefits to farmers or consumers. Instead, many problems have been identified, including yield drag, increased herbicide use, erratic performance, and poor economic returns to farmers. GM crops also intensify corporate monopoly on food, which is driving family farmers to destitution, and preventing the essential shift to sustainable agriculture that can guarantee food security and health around the world

The hazards of GMOs to biodiversity and human and animal health are now acknowledged by sources within the UK and US Governments. Particularly serious consequences are associated with the potential for horizontal gene transfer. These include the spread of antibiotic resistance marker genes that would render infectious diseases untreatable, the generation of new viruses and bacteria that cause diseases, and harmful mutations which may lead to cancer.

In the Cartegena Biosafety Protocol negotiated in Montreal in January 2000, more than 130 governments have pledged to implement the precautionary principle and to ensure that biosafety legislations at the national and international levels take precedence over trade and financial agreements at the World Trade Organization.

Successive studies have documented the productivity and the social and environmental benefits of sustainable, low-input and organic farming in both North and South. They offer the only practical way of restoring agricultural land degraded by conventional agronomic practices, and empower small family farmers to combat poverty and hunger.

We urge the US Congress to reject GM crops as both hazardous and contrary to the interest of family farmers; and to support research and development of sustainable agricultural methods that can truly benefit family farmers all over the world.

We, the undersigned scientists, call for the immediate suspension of all environmental releases of GM crops and products, both commercially and in open field trials, for at least 5 years; for patents on living processes, organisms, seeds, cell lines and genes to be revoked and banned; and for a comprehensive public enquiry into the future of agriculture and food security for all.

1 Patents on life-forms and living processes should be banned because they threaten food security, sanction biopiracy of indigenous knowledge and genetic resources, violate basic human rights and dignity, compromise healthcare, impede medical and scientific research and are against the welfare of animals(1). Life-forms such as organisms, seeds, cell lines and genes are discoveries and hence not patentable. Current GM techniques which exploit living processes are unreliable, uncontrollable and unpredictable, and do not qualify as inventions. Furthermore, those techniques are inherently unsafe, as are many GM organisms and products.

2. It is becoming increasingly clear that current GM crops are neither needed nor beneficial. They are a dangerous diversion preventing the essential shift to sustainable agricultural practices that can provide food security and health around the world.

3. Two simple characteristics account for the nearly 40 million hectares of GM crops planted in 1999(2). The majority (71%) are tolerant to broad-spectrum herbicides, with companies engineering plants to be tolerant to their own brand of herbicide, while most of the rest are engineered with bt-toxins to kill insect pests. A university-based survey of 8200 field trials of the most widely grown GM crops, herbicide-tolerant soya beans - revealed that they yield 6.7% less and required two to five times more herbicides than non-GM varieties(3). This has been confirmed by a more recent study in the University of Nebraska(4). Yet other problems have been identified: erratic performance, disease susceptibility(5), fruit abortion(6) and poor economic returns to farmers(7).

4. According to the UN food programme, there is enough food to feed the world one and a half times over. While world population has grown 90% in the past 40 years, the amount of food per capita has increased by 25%, yet one billion are hungry(8). A new FAO report confirms that there will be enough or more than enough food to meet global demands without taking into account any yield improvementsthat might result from GM crops well into 2030 (9). It is on account of increasing corporate monopoly operating under the globalised economy that the poor are getting poorer and hungrier(10). Family farmers around the world have been driven to destitution and suicide, and for the same reasons. Between 1993 and 1997 the number of mid-sized farms in the US dropped by 74,440(11), and farmers are now receiving below the average cost of production for their produce(12). The farming population in France and Germany fell by 50% since 1978(13). In the UK, 20 000 farming jobs were lost in the past year alone, and the Prime Minister has announced a £200m aid package(14). Four corporations control 85% of the world trade in cereals at the end of 1999(15). Mergers and acquisitions are continuing.

5. The new patents on seeds intensify corporate monopoly by preventing farmers from saving and replanting seeds, which is what most farmers still do in the Third World. In order to protect their patents, corporations are continuing to develop terminator technologies that genetic engineer harvested seeds not to germinate, despite worldwide opposition from farmers and civil society at large(16).

6. Christian Aid, a major charity working with the Third World, concluded that GM crops will cause unemployment, exacerbate Third World debt, threaten sustainable farming systems and damage the environment. It predicts famine for the poorest countries(17). African Governments condemned Monsanto's claim that GMOs are needed to feed the hungry of the world: "We..strongly object that the image of the poor and hungry from our countries is being used by giant multinational corporations to push a technology that is neither safe, environmentally friendly, nor economically beneficial to us… we believe it will destroy the diversity, the local knowledge and the sustainable agricultural systems that our farmers have developed for millennia and …undermine our capacity to feed ourselves.(18)" A message from the Peasant movement of the Philippines to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) of the industrialized countries stated, "The entry of GMOs will certainly intensify landlessness, hunger and injustice.(19)"

7. A coalition of family farming groups in the US have issued a comprehensive list of demands, including ban on ownership of all life-forms; suspension of sales, environmental releases and further approvals of all GM crops and products pending an independent, comprehensive assessment of the social, environmental, health and economic impacts; and for corporations to be made liable for all damages arising from GM crops and products to livestock, human beings and the environment(20). They also demand a moratorium on all corporate mergers and acquisitions, on farm closures, and an end to policies that serve big agribusiness interests at the expense of family farmers, taxpayers and the environment(21). They have mounted a lawsuit against Monsanto and nine other corporations for monopolistic practices and for foisting GM crops on farmers without adequate safety and environmental impact assessments(22).

8. Some of the hazards of GM crops are openly acknowledged by the UK and US Governments. UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) has admitted that the transfer of GM crops and pollen beyond the planted fields is unavoidable(23), and this has already resulted in herbicide-tolerant weeds(24). An interim report on UK Government-sponsored field trials confirmed hybridisation between adjacent plots of different herbicide tolerant GM oilseed rape varieties, which gave rise to hybrids tolerant to multiple herbicides. In addition, GM oilseed rape and their hybrids were found as volunteers in subsequent wheat and barley crops, which had to be controlled by standard herbicides(25). Bt-resistant insect pests have evolved in response to the continuous presence of the toxins in GM plants throughout the growing season, and the US Environment Protection Agency is recommending farmers to plant up to 40% non-GM crops in order to create refugia for non-resistant insect pests(26).

9. The threats to biodiversity from major GM crops already commercialized are becoming increasingly clear. The broad-spectrum herbicides used with herbicide-tolerant GM crops decimate wild plant species indiscriminately, they are also toxic to animals. Glufosinate causes birth defects in mammals(27), and glyphosate is linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma(28). GM crops with bt-toxins kill beneficial insects such as bees(29) and lacewings(30), and pollen from bt-corn is found to be lethal to monarch butterflies(31) as well as swallowtails(32). Bt-toxin is exuded from roots of bt-plants in the rhizosphere, where it rapidly binds to soil particles and become protected from degradation. As the toxin is present in an activated, non-selective form, both target and non-target species in the soil will be affected(33), with knock on effects on species above ground.

10. Products resulting from genetically modified organisms can also be hazardous. For example, a batch of tryptophan produced by GM microorganisms was associated with at least 37 deaths and 1500 serious illnesses(34). Genetically modified Bovine Growth Hormone, injected into cows in order to increase milk yield, not only causes excessive suffering and illnesses for the cows but increases IGF-1 in the milk, which is linked to breast and prostate cancers in humans(35). It is vital for the public to be protected from all GM products, and not only those containing transgenic DNA or protein. That is because the process of genetic modification itself, at least in the form currently practised, is inherently unsafe.

11. Secret memoranda of US Food and Drug Administration revealed that it ignored the warnings of its own scientists that genetic engineering is a new departure and introduces new risks. Furthermore, the first GM crop to be commercialized - the Flavr Savr tomato - did not pass the required toxicological tests(36). Since then, no comprehensive scientific safety testing had been done until Dr. Arpad Pusztai and his collaborators in the UK raised serious concerns over the safety of the GM potatoes they were testing. They conclude that a significant part of the toxic effect may be due to the "[gene] construct or the genetic transformation (or both)" used in making the GM plants(37).

12. The safety of GM foods was openly disputed by Professor Bevan Moseley, molecular geneticist and current Chair of the Working Group on Novel Foods in the European Union's Scientific Committee on Food(38). He drew attention to unforseen effects inherent to the technology, emphasizing that the next generation of GM foods - the so-called 'neutraceuticals' or 'functional foods', such as vitamin A 'enriched' rice - will pose even greater health risks because of the increased complexity of the gene constructs.

13. Genetic engineering introduces new genes and new combinations of genetic material constructed in the laboratory into crops, livestock and microorganisms(39). The artificial constructs are derived from the genetic material of pathogenic viruses and other genetic parasites, as well as bacteria and other organisms, and include genes coding for antibiotic resistance. The constructs are designed to break down species barriers and to overcome mechanisms that prevent foreign genetic material from inserting into genomes. Most of them have never existed in nature in the course of billions of years of evolution.

14. These constructs are introduced into cells by invasive methods that lead to random insertion of the foreign genes into the genomes (the totality of all the genetic material of a cell or organism). This gives rise to unpredictable, random effects, including gross abnormalities in animals and unexpected toxins and allergens in food crops.

15. One construct common to practically all GM crops already commercialized or undergoing field trials involves a gene-switch (promoter) from the cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV) spliced next to the foreign gene (transgene) to make it over-express continuously(40). This CaMV promoter is active in all plants, in yeast, algae and E. coli. We recently discovered that it is even active in amphibian egg(41) and human cell extract(42). It has a modular structure, and is interchangeable, in part, or in whole with promoters of other viruses to give infectious viruses. It also has a 'recombination hotspot' where it is prone to break and join up with other genetic material(43).

16. For these and other reasons, transgenic DNA - the totality of artificial constructs transferred into the GMO - may be more unstable and prone to transfer again to unrelated species; potentially to all species interacting with the GMO(44).

17. The instability of transgenic DNA in GM plants is well-known(45). GM genes are often silenced, but loss of part or all of the transgenic DNA also occurs, even during later generations of propagation(46). We are aware of no published evidence for the long term stability of GM inserts in terms of structure or location in the plant genome in any of the GM lines already commercialized or undergoing field trials.

18. The potential hazards of horizontal transfer of GM genes include the spread of antibiotic resistance genes to pathogens, the generation of new viruses and bacteria that cause disease and mutations due to the random insertion of foreign DNA, some of which may lead to cancer in mammalian cells(47). The ability of the CaMV promoter to function in all species including human beings is particularly relevant to the potential hazards of horizontal gene transfer.

19. The possibility for naked or free DNA to be taken up by mammalian cells is explicitly mentioned in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) draft guidance to industry on antibiotic resistance marker genes(48). In commenting on the FDA's document, the UK MAFF pointed out that transgenic DNA may be transferred not just by ingestion, but by contact with plant dust and air-borne pollen during farm work and food processing(49). This warning is all the more significant with the recent report from Jena University in Germany that field experiments indicated GM genes may have transferred via GM pollen to the bacteria and yeasts in the gut of bee larvae(50).

20. Plant DNA is not readily degraded during most commercial food processing(51). Procedures such as grinding and milling left grain DNA largely intact, as did heat-treatment at 90deg.C. Plants placed in silage showed little degradation of DNA, and a special UK MAFF report advises against using GM plants or plant waste in animal feed.

21. The human mouth contains bacteria that have been shown to take up and express naked DNA containing antibiotic resistance genes, and similar transformable bacteria are present in the respiratory tracts(52).

22. Antibiotic resistance marker genes from GM plants have been found to transfer horizontally to soil bacteria and fungi in the laboratory(53). Field monitoring revealed that GM sugar beet DNA persisted in the soil for up to two years after the GM crop was planted. And there is evidence suggesting that parts of the transgenic DNA have transferred horizontally to bacteria in the soil(54).

23. Recent research in gene therapy and nucleic acid (both DNA and RNA) vaccines leaves little doubt that naked/free nucleic acids can be taken up, and in some cases, incorporated into the genome of all mammalian cells including those of human beings. Adverse effects already observed include acute toxic shock, delayed immunological reactions and autoimmune reactions(55).

24. The British Medical Association, in their interim report (published May, 1999), called for an indefinite moratorium on the releases of GMOs pending further research on new allergies, the spread of antibiotic resistance genes and the effects of transgenic DNA.

25. In the Cartegena Biosafety Protocol successfully negotiated in Montreal in January, 2000, more than 130 governments have agreed to implement the precautionary principle, and to ensure that biosafety legislations at the national and international levels take precedence over trade and financial agreements at the WTO. Similarly, delegates to the Codex Alimentarius Commission Conference in Chiba Japan, March 2000, have agreed to prepare stringent regulatory procedures for GM foods that include pre-market evaluation, long-term monitoring for health impacts, tests for genetic stability, toxins, allergens and other unintended effects(56). The Cartegena Biosafety Protocol has now been signed by 68 Governments in Nairobi in May, 2000.

26. We urge all Governments to take proper account of the now substantial scientific evidence of actual and suspected hazards arising from GM technology and many of its products, and to impose an immediate moratorium on further environmental releases, including open field trials, in accordance with the precautionary principle as well as sound science.

27. Successive studies have documented the productivity and sustainability of family farming in the Third World as well as in the North(57). Evidence from both North and South indicates that small farms are more productive, more efficient and contribute more to economic development than large farms. Small farmers also tend to make better stewards of natural resources, conserving biodiversity and safeguarding the sustainability of agricultural production(58). Cuba responded to the economic crisis precipitated by the break up of the Soviet Bloc in 1989 by converting from conventional large scale, high input monoculture to small organic and semi-organic farming, thereby doubling food production with half the previous input(59).

28. Agroecological approaches hold great promise for sustainable agriculture in developing countries, in combining local farming knowledge and techniques adjusted to local conditions with contemporary western scientific knowledge(60). The yields have doubled and tripled and are still increasing. An estimated 12.5 million hectares worldwide are already successfully farmed in this way(61). It is environmentally sound and affordable for small farmers. It recovers farming land marginalized by conventional intensive agriculture. It offers the only practical way of restoring agricultural land degraded by conventional agronomic practices. Most of all, it empowers small family farmers to combat poverty and hunger.

29. We urge all Governments to reject GM crops on grounds that they are both hazardous and contrary to ecologically sustainable use of resources. Instead they should support research and development of sustainable agricultural methods that can truly benefit family farmers the world over.

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1 Prof. Polycap Dank B.Sc science polycap research institute Angola
2 Prof. Adolfo E. Boy Horticulture and Sustainable Agri. Univ. Moron Chair of Inst. of Sustainble Agriculture Argentina
3 Alfredo Galli Agronomist Groupo de Reflexion Rural Argentina
4 Dr. Jorge Kaczewer M.D MD complementary medicines cientific journalism author of the book in spanish language Transgenic Risks for Human Health ECOMEDICOS Argentina
5 Jorge Eduardo Roulli Ecologist Groupo de Reflexion Rural Argentina
6 Damien Beaumont B.Sc Postgraduate student at the University of New England Armidale Australia
7 Peter Belbin B.Sc Land Management Consultant Tafe Australia
8 Dr. Graeme E. Browne General Practitioner Melbourne PSRAST Australia
9 Dr. Judy A. Carman Epidemiologist Flanders University Adelaide Australia
10 Dr. Catherine Clinch-Jones General Practitioner Adelaide Australia
11 Mr Sid Cowling B.Sc Environmental Biology Consultant Australia
12 Dr. Philip A. Davies Geneticist Adelaide Australia
13 Rocco Di Vincenzo M.Sc Chief Dietitian Swinburne University Hospital Australia
14 Prof. Horst W. Doelle Micobiologist Univ. Queensland retired Chair of International Organisation for Biotechnology and Bioengineering Director MIRCEN-Biotechnology Brisbance and Pacific Regional Network Australia
15 Dr. Lynette J. Dumble Medical Scientist Women's Health and Environment University of Melbourne Australia
16 Doug N Everingham Physician MB BS Univ Syd 1946 Ex MPs Association Australia
17 Angela Fehringer Anthropology Student Sydney Australia
18 Prof. Frank G.H.P. Fisher Graduate School of Environmental Science Clayton Australia
19 Kasia E. Gabrys Environmental Scientist Environmental Science National Trust of Australia Melbourne Australia
20 Prof. Adrian Gibbs Ph.D Virologist retired Australia
21 Dr. Dion Giles Ph.D Analytical chemistry organic chemistry chemical education Stop MAI (WA) Australia
22 Stephen Glanville PDC ECOS Design Australia
23 Dr. Veronica R. Griffin Consultant Nutrition and Environmental Medicine Cairns Australia
24 Vince Halpin B.Sc Acupuncturist Herbalist Pharmacist Australia
25 Dr. Richard Hindmarsh Environmental Social Scientist Univ. Queensland Australia
26 Margaret Jackson B.Sc. Genetics National Genetics Awareness Alliance Australia
27 Steven Kiss B.Sc Biological/ Organic Farm Manager broad acre crops sheep cattle medicinal herbs Australia
28 Dr. Elmar Klucis Ph.D Biochenistry Biology Retired Australia
29 Keith Loveridge B.Sc Bachelor Environmental Soc Sci RMIT University Croydon Conservation Society Australia
30 Lisa McDonald Agronomist CRC for Sustainable Sugar Production James Cook University Australia
31 Michelle Mclaren Bach Nutrition and Dietetics Australia
32 Dr. Peter J. McMachon Plant Physiologist Genethics Australia Conservation Foundation Australia
33 Elham Monavari B.Sc Bsc Maj Biology Masters in Env. Managemment Student Cities for Climate Protection Project Officer Australia
34 Dr. Angela Morris Ph.D Root nodule development Research School of Biological Sciences ANU Australia
35 Dr. Paul Nelson CSIRO Land and Water PMB Australia
36 Tim Osborn Web Development Australia
37 Dr. Sharron L. Pfueller Biochemistry/Environmental Studies School of Geography and Environmental Sciene Monash University Melbourne Australia
38 Katrina E. Preski Environmental Science Monash University Melbourne Australia
39 Dr. Peter Renowden Strategic Planner Melbourne Australia
40 Sandra Russo Principal of College As a Homoeopath I lecture have a private clinic and mentor students of Homoeopathy Adelaide Training College of Complementary Medicin Australia
41 Frank Samson B.Sc R & D Project Manager (Physics) Sola International Holdings Australia
42 Glenn Sorensen B.Sc Natural Products Chemist/Phytochemist Jurlique Australia
43 Dr. Rosemary Stanton Ph.D Nutritionist Australia
44 Dr. Maarten Stapper Ph.D Farming Systems Agronomist Australia
45 Michelle Starr Ph.D student Natural Therapist none Australia
46 Dr Corinna-Britta Steeb Ph.D Pathophysiology Medical Sceinces Nutrition Klein Research Institute Australia
47 Dr. Ted Steele Molecular Immunologist U. Wollengong Australia
48 Dr. Philip Stowell M.D GP working in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine n a Australia
49 DI Gertrude Kaffenbock Ph.D student Ph.D. candidate Agricultural Economist St. Polton Austria
50 Thomas Klemm Psychologist Konrad Lorenz Institute Austria
51 Dr. Maria G. Neunteufel Economist Vienna Austria
53 Muhammed Saiful Islam M.Sc Entomologist DAE Bangladesh
54 Golam Kibria M.Phil EcologyCultureBiodiversity UBINIG Bangladesh
55 Zakir Kibria M.Phil Ecology Biodiversity Culture BanglaPraxis Bangladesh
56 Dr Farhad Mazhar Ecologist New Agricultural Movement Bangladesh
57 Dhirendra Panda Ph.D student MOBILISATION AND ACTIVISM the collective Bangladesh
58 De Beer Daniel M.Sc Lawyer Lawyers Without Borders and Vrij university Brusse Belgium
59 Dr. Gaëtan du Bus Forest Engineer Univ. Catholique de Louvain INRA Belgium
60 Verstraeten Guy B.Eng have an engineering eductation in biochemistry education I have ethical objections to do work in most of the current industries and research Belgium
61 Els Torreele Ph.D student biotechnology Vrije Universiteit Brussels Belgium
62 Flavia Camargo De Oliveira Biologist UFPR Brazil
63 Prof. MOHAMED HABIB Ph.D 39 years of research experience Biological Control and Agro Ecolgy University of Campinas Brazil
64 Prof. Antonio Carlos Junqueira Do Val Filho B.Sc Engineer Agronomist CDA Brazil
65 Samuel MacDowell Ph.D Plant Molecular Biology IBAMA Brazil
66 Paulo Roberto Martins Research Institute of Technology Brazil
67 Dr. Leovegildo Matos Ph.D Animal nutritionist Research Embrapa Brazil
68 Renata Menasche Anthropologist Federal Un. of Rio Grande do Sul Brazil
69 Prof. Luís César Nunes B.Sc Education PCRJ Brazil
70 Ventura Eduardo Souza Barbeiro Engineer agronomist ABRAMA Brasilian association of Enviroment Brazil
71 Franco Werlagn M.Sc Business Administration GaiaVillage Project Brazil
72 Dr. Stefan Panaiotov Ph.D molecular microbiology National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseas Bulgaria
73 Dr Thomas R. Preston Un. of Tropical Agriculture Cambodia
74 Prof. Lonnie Aarssen Ph.D Ecologist Queen s University Canada
75 Dr. Sandra Awang Ph.D Sociologist/Writer on biodiversity biodemocracy and food security Canada
76 Prof.em Henry Becker Ph.D 7 years in applied biology 35 years teaching research in chemical engineering currently writing book on nutrition health disease Queen s University Canada
77 Dr Warren Bell MD Canad. Assoc. of Physicians for the Environ. Canada
78 Prof. emeritus Alfred M. Braxton Anthropologist Univ. British Columbia Canada
79 John A Brown watchdog on growing power of corporacy in our world and the world s governments lack of will stop it Education Canada
80 Denis Cauchon M.Sc. Ph.D. candidate Toxicology Ecole HEC Montreal Canada
81 Dr. Samit Chakrabarty Ph.D Systems Neurophysiologist Canada
82 Yoon C. Chen B.Sc. DPM Podiatrist Foot Clinic Lethbridge Alberta Canada
83 Bert R. Christie Plant Breeding Research Scientist Agriculture and AgriFood Canada Charlotte Town Canada
84 Dr. E.Ann Clark Ph.D crop physiologist Plant Agriculture University of Guelph Canada
85 Prof. Alain Cuerrier Taxonomy/Botany Quebec Univ. of Montreal Canada
86 Prof. Joe Cummins Geneticist University of Western Ontario Canada
87 Prof. Edwin E. Daniel FRSC Health Science McMaster Univ. Ontario Canada
88 Justin Duncan B.Sc Environmental biology law and policy Queen's University Canada
89 Prof. Chavez Eduardo R Ph.D Animal nutrition production and mangement agricultural production systems McGill University Canada
90 Virginia F. Flamarique AMD Consultant Agrologist Edmonton Canada
91 Dr. Imme Gerke Ph.D Cell biologist BIOTEPP Canada
92 Julie Guenette M.Phil Philosophical enquiry into our relationship to nature Ottawa University Canada
93 Tanya Handa M.Sc. Ecologist Univ. Toronto Toronto Canada
94 Virginia Jacobsen organic growers Canada
95 Aaron Jette Anthrolopogy student McGill Univ. Montreal Canada
96 Prof. Leonard Kasdan Ph.D Social Anthropology and Resource and environmental studies Dalhousie University (retired) Canada
97 Dr. Gavin A. Kemp ret. Researcher Vegetable Crop Breeding Lethbridge Canada
98 Zorica Knezevic M.Sc Senior Consultant Environment Stantec Consulting Ltd Canada
99 Prof. Ronald Labonte Population Health Research Director Ontario Canada
100 William J. Lewis Linguist Univ. of Victoria British Columbia Canada
101 Prof. Abby Lippman Epidemologist & Geneticist McGill Un. Canada
102 Jan Martel B.Sc Student in biology University of Sherbrooke Canada
103 Prof. Ralph C. Martin Plant Science Nova Scotia Agricultural College Truro Canada
104 Prof. Dennis R. McCalla Biochemist & Geneticist emeritus McMaster University Hamilton Canada
105 Laura Mitchell Earth Scientist APEGBG Canada
106 Mary Mitchell teacher Canada
107 Dr. Anne Morgan Waterloo Climate Change Entomolgist/ Univ. of (retired) Canada
108 Dr. M. Murphy Pediatrician NAMBLA Canada
109 Dr. James A. Nero D.C. General Practitioner neuromusculoskeletal medicine Coquitlam Canada
110 Anna D. Noikov B.A.B.Ed. B.A.B.Ed. Wholistic Practitioner Edmonton Canada
111 Lise Norgren Concerned Consumer Canada
112 Prof. Ann Oaks Botany (retired) Univ. Guelph Canada
113 Steve Robak Canadian Department of National Defence Canada
114 Leslirae Rotor Economist consultant Ottawa Canada
115 Dr. Bassam Ismaeil Sam Ph.D Information Systems Ismaeil Consulting Canada
116 Vere Scott ecologist Canada
117 Dr. John Scull Psychologist University of Victoria Victoria Canada
118 Dr. Carolyn A. Simmerman ND.DC Docotr. Whole Health Centre Edmonton Canada
119 Prof. David Suzuki David Suzuki Foundation Geneticist U.B.C. Canada
120 Prof. Stephen Talmage Philospher (retired) Carleton University Ottawa Canada
121 Dr. Wee Chong Tan Ph.D 5 years of reaserch and several papers on sustainable farming and the dangers of GM foods Canadian College for Chinese Studies Canada
122 Mark Thompson Ph.D student Molecular Evolutionary Genetics The University of Calgary Canada
123 Noemi Tousignant M.Sc history of science technology and medicine Canada
124 Caroll Tranchant Ph.D Enseignant chercheur Sciences et technologies des aliments Canada
125 Dr. Pierre Turcotte Ph.D Plant breeder Canada
126 John B. Van Loon M.Sc. Storage Entomologist retired Canadian Grain Commission Winnipeg PSRAST Canada
127 Roland Wilhelm B.Sc One who choses to think and take on problems that effect the environment Guelph Canada
128 Prof. R.M. Wolfson Physicist Maharishi Vedic College Ottawa Canada
129 Prof. Howard Woodhouse Ph.D Philosopher of Education and Co Director of Saskatchewan Process Philosophy Research Unit University of Saskatchewan Canada
130 Dr. John C. Worketin Retired computer scientist Ontario Canada
131 Werner Zimmermann interested informed and concerned citizen Canada
132 Tea Garcia-Huidobro M.Sc Biochemistry (B.Sc) and Environmental Technology (M.Sc) Chile
133 Diana Medel Studies on Anthropol Soc Soc Psy Member Anthroposophic Society Volunteer for Children sRights Garden s Constr Inv Med Plants Food Environm Stud ONG to supervise Children s Rights Chile
134 Dr. Ye Hua over 20 000 pieces hand painted oil painting and picture frames in stock for sale at lowest prices http www art98 com China
135 Dr. Alexander Jablanczy General Practitioner Doctor's Building Saulte Ste. Marie China
136 Dr. Jesse LiLing M.D Bioinformation Tsinghua University China
137 William Bingbin Lui Ph.D student I strongly support such an effort I think both National and International legal regimes should accept this open letter Law School Fudan Universitry Shanghai China
138 Elias Gomez Ph. D. student Dept. of Geology University of Cornell Colombia
139 Damjan Bogdanovic Ph. D. student Un Zagreb Croatia
140 Prof. Marijan Jost Plant Geneticist Agricultural College Krizevci Croatia
141 Damir Magdic Food Scientist Osijek Un Croatia
142 Dr. Zora Matrovic MD MD MS Vice-President Croatia Natural Law Party Croatia
143 Vesna Samobor M.Sc. Agricultural College Krizevci Croatia
144 Prof. Drasko Seman Ecologist Univ. Zagreb Medical School Croatian Man and Biosphere Committee UNESCO South Eastern Mediterranean Sea Project UNESCO Comm. Ed. & Communication INCN European Committee on Environmental Ed. IUCN Croatia
145 Prof Anton Svajger Un Zagreb Medical School Croatia
146 Prof. Valerije Vrcek Ph.D organic chemistry University of Zagreb Croatia
147 Dr. Vladimir Zajac Ph.D oncovirology genetics microbiology Cancer Research Institute Czechoslovakia
148 Henrik Westergaard Odense University Hospital Odense Denmark
149 Alexandra Almeida biochemist Accion Ecologica Ecuador
150 Dr. Elizabeth Bravo biologist Accion Ecologica Ecuador
151 Dr. Bahaa Awwad M.Sc oncology hematology bmt landguardians Egypt
152 Mahrous Kandil Ph.D student soil microbiology and concerning with Genetics Univ. of Minnesota (USA) Egypt
153 Ahmed Said Mohamed Kamel sweet corn Egypt
154 Dr. Mohamed Salem Ph.D Molecular Plant Pathology Biological Control Genetic Engineeering and Biotechnology Research In Egypt
155 Prof. Fathy Mahmoud Salem Ph.D Professor of Nematology Faculty Of Agriculture Shibin El Kom Minufiya Univ Egypt
156 Dr. Gennadi Kobzar Senior Scientist Biomedicine Institute of Chemistry Tallinn Technical Univ. Estonia
157 Prof. Anne Luik Ph.D Entomology plant protection Estonian Agricultural University Estonia
158 Sue Edwards M.Sc botanist and scientific editor lover of all life forms Institute for Sustainable Development Ethiopia
159 Dr. Tewolde Egziabher Agronomist Min. of the Environment Spokesperson for African Region Ethiopia
160 Dr. Liisa Kuusipalo Ph.D cellbiologist North Carelian Central Hospital Finland
161 Dr. Mark Rawlings Ph.D Astrophysicst Finland
162 Sylvain Allombert M.Sc. Ph.D. Student Ecology Centre National de la Recherche Scientificque Monpellier PSRAST France
163 Dr. Thierry Baussant Biochemist Senior Scientist Pharmaceutical Industry Bellegard France
164 Dr. Jean-Pierre Berlan Directeur de Recherches INR/CTESI France
165 Dr. Luc G. Bulot Researcher ESA CNRS 6019- Centre de Sedimentologie- Paleontologie Marseille PSRAST France
166 Dr. George Capouthier Biologist Univ. Paris France
167 Dr. Marie Christine BRGM Environment & Procedes Unite Biotechnologie Orlean France
168 Olga Daric M.Phil linguistics France
169 Bertrand desClers M.Sc Scientific research/Aeronautics/Conservation/Environment IGF France
170 Dr. QUEIROS CONDE Diogo theoretical biology turbulence geometry of multi scale systems Ecole des mines de Paris France
171 Dr. Jean Estrangin MK General Practice Grenoble France
172 Alain Fardif Certificat of therapist Paris France
173 PRAT Frederic B.Sc Information about GMO Geyser France
174 Dr. Du Bus De Warnaffe Ga Tan sustainable management of temperate forests INRA France
175 Dr. Du Bus De Warnaffe Gaetan Ph.D Sustainable forest management INRA France
176 Jacques Hallard Plant breeding Plant pthology Genetics Independant France
177 BAZIN Jean Pierre B.Eng Medical Imaging INSERM France
178 Dr. Arthur MacKenzie Ph.D physical chemistry France
179 Dr. Herve Le Meur Biomathematician Univ. Paris France
180 Ruby Michel B.Eng chicken breeder ATTAC France
181 Dr. Birgit Müller Ph.D Social Anthropologist LAIOS CNRS France
182 Dr. Vic Norris IFR Systems Integres Univ. Rouen France
183 Dr. Jean-Michel Panoff Microbiologist Univ. of Caen Caen France
184 Dr. J. Pelt Institut Europeen d'Ecologie France
185 Thierry Raffin Sociologue President de Inf'OGM France
186 Prof. Gilles-Eric Seralini Laboratoire de Biochimie& Moleculaire Univ. Caen France
187 Dr. Jean Staune Ph.D Post Darwinian Evolutionist Interdisciplinary University Paris France
188 Dr. Christophe Vieren Ph.D Automatique Universit des Sciences et Techonlogies de Lille France
189 Anwar Abo Amer Ph.D student fluorine chemistry and organometallic chemistry Duisburg Essen University Germany
190 Hudson Angeyo Ph.D student Physics: Analytical atomic spectroscopy and nuclear techniques in analysis University of Duisburg Germany
191 Dr. Jurgen Boxberger Ph.D Cell and tissue culture ProCellula Germany
192 Dr. Elisabeth Bcking Ph.D Biologist Germany
193 Dr. Reinald Doebel Institute of Sociology Rural and Development Soc. Westfaelische Wilhelms Univ. Germany
194 Dr. Tarek Elsherif Molecular Biologist TU Munich Germany
195 Lotz Frank Wolfgang Expert in The Vedic Health System Bestselling Author Germany
196 Brian Gentry Ph.D student Soft matter physics biophysics Germany
197 Dr. Anita Idel Author and Zoologist Op'n Dorp 17 Barsbek Germany
198 Dr. Martha Martens Biologist Bund Naturschutz in Bayern e. V. Munich Germany
199 Ilaria Mazzini Ph.D paleontologist Germany
200 Dr. Werner Mittelstaedt President Future Research/Peace Studies Gelsenkir Germany
201 Dr. Jennifer Schmid Ph.D Plant Ecology; Plant Population Genetic OEko Institut e.V.; Institute for Applied Ecology Germany
202 Dr. Eckart Stein Physicist Univ. Regensburg Germany
203 Dr. Beatrix Tappeser Head of Dept. Risk analysis of genetic engineering Institute for Applied Ecology Freiburg Germany
204 Dr. Stefan Thiesen Ph.D Astronomer and Geographer author of several popular science books one on climate change one on the perils of Biotech German Genterror und Lebenspatente independent Germany
205 Dr. Rebecca C. Wade Molecular Biology Heidelberg Germany
206 Dr. Christine von Weisaeker Ecoropa Germany
207 Frank Wolfgang Research on Vedic Health Food and Bestselling Author Germany
208 Prince K.N Nkrumah B.Sc Biochemist Development and Advocacy Foundation Ghana
209 Dr. Maria Caparis Marine Biologist Greece
210 Yannis Coconis translation Greece
211 Prof. Nicholas Fanourakis Ph.D Vegetable geneticist Technological Education Institute of Crete Greece
212 Dr. Costas Giannakenas Consultant Nuclear Medicine Univ. Patras Medical School Rion-Patras Greece
213 Prof. Tasos Kourakis B.Sc Geneticist Dept. General Biology & Genetics Medical Faculty Aristotelian University Thessaloni Greece
214 Harry Papageorgiou M.Sc Agricultural Sciences Environmental Impact Assessment Greece
215 Anna Gigli statistical modelling for medicine and biology national research council Greenland
216 Dr Christiane Boecker MCommH MCommH Community Health Haiti
217 Kevin Li B.Sc. Hong Kong
218 Iren Karacsony B.Sc social medicine Hungary
219 Prof. Ervin Laszlo President The Club of Budapest Hungary
220 Prof. Dr Fenyvesi Peter Ph.D ONCOVIROLOGY MTOKKFI Hungary
221 Dr. Nikki Broglowskhini Ph.D I am well equipped with all things scientifical. The society for science Iceland
222 Dr. Muhua Achary Environmentalist St. Joseph's College Bangalore India
223 Dr. Muthukumarasamy Arunachalam Ph.D fish biodiversity fish ecology conservation of ecosystems Manonmaniam Sundaranar university Alwarkurichi Tir India
224 Prof. Jayapaul Azariah Ecology Environmental Ethics Head of Dept.of Zoology and Director of School of Life Sciences Univ. Madras Chennai India
225 MOHAN BAJIKAR B.Sc Has introduced important first entry in India biotechnologies Was a Member of Task Force Mission Mode Program of the Dept of Biotechnology Govt of India Fetchus Consultancy Innovators Pvt Ltd India
226 Dr. Sarath Babu Balijepalli Ph.D Research Scientist withexperience in collection evaluation and conservation of agrobiodiversity and natural resources management for crop protection National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources India
227 Dr. CHANDRESH BORAD Ph.D Ecology Evolution and Conservation Biological Control Research Laboratory India
228 Dr. Tushar Borse Ph.D Biochemistry University of pune India
229 Dr. Amar Chouhan Ph.D master in enviroment analysis i i f t r India
230 candice coates M.Sc Lecturer in Biotechnology, Mumbai University. India
231 Dr. Thomas S. Cox Research Geneticist U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Manhattan KS (retired) - present address Hyderabad India
232 Dr. M I H Farooqi Ph.D Plant Chemist NBRI India
233 Dr. Harry Jeyaprakash Ph.D IPM expert cotributed to farming communities 35 years in agricultural extention retired as joint director of agriculture India
234 Dr. Dr Dinesh Kacha M.D Obesity management Benmoon Pharma Research India
235 Dr. Sudhir Kaura Ph.D Organic Farming Molecular Genetics Natural Farming Network India
236 Dr. Nelson Kochappavu Ph.D Natural Health Rural health India
237 Prof Rayana Bhavan Kovutarapu M.Sc AgricultureNatural Resorces biotech agroeconomy and management withadministration (IAMMA) India
238 Dr. Dr Bellie Krishnan Ph.D Biological Control Sun Agro Biotech Research Center India
239 Dr. Joban Modha M.D ayurvedic onco heametologist nisargayurveda India
240 C. Nanjunda Murthy M.Sc. Plant Scientist Karnataka India
241 Dr. Divyesh Nagar Ph.D organic synthetic chemistry alembic ltd India
242 Satheesh P M.Sc Grassroots work on food security and organic agriculture in dryland areas and gender Deccan Development Society India
243 Dr. DR GEEVEE PANDALA M.D virologost India
245 Dr. N. Raghauram Plant Molecular Biology Univ. Mumbai India
246 Dr. Atul Sahai Ph.D Remote Sensing GIS Specialist for Natural Resource Disaster Management HOPE Technologies India
247 Dr. Shreekant Sapatnekar M.D Community Medicine Haffkine Institute Mumbai India
248 Dr. Sathan Sathan Ph.D Kill Sulthan India
249 Dr. Chaitanya Sathe Ph.D industrial water pollution and waste water treatment Hindustan Dorr oliver Ltd India
250 Dr. Bala Ravi Sekhara Pillai Ph.D Geneticist and Plant Breeder India
251 Sharad Shah Director of Ace natural foods Vadodara India
252 Devinder Sharma Geneticist Plant Breeder and Writer Forum for Biotechnology and Food Security New Delhi India
253 Dr. Vandana Shiva Research Institute for Science and Ecology India
254 Dr. Parshotam TANDON Ph.D Entomophagous Insect Behaviour Biological Control of Crop Pests Project Directorate of Biological Control India
255 Prof. Thomas Tharayil Ph.D tiuiruiuiuiuiruriy India
256 Dr. R.P. Upadhyay Ph.D Lecturer in Physics India
257 Prof.em Durga Bhushaiah Vakkapatla M.Sc VIRAL RNA can be expressed in cytosol on HIV infected T cells university of hyderabd India
258 Dr. Sanjay Vasoya Ph.D organic synthetic chemistry alembic ltd India
259 Gustav Vaz B.Sc Biothechnology India
260 Gustavo Vaz B.Sc Biotechnology India
261 Erwin Adriawan B.Sc Campaigner on Anti GMOs Biotani Foundation Indonesia
262 Dr. Ernawati Gender and Rural Development Institute of Rural Development Indonesia
263 Wasis Krisnadi forest product forest faculty GMU Indonesia
264 Dr. Sina Ahmadi Ph.D Bio technologits Iran
265 Dr. Kamran Haeri M.Sc research scientist MPT Iran
266 Dr. Amir Jalali M.D TIM TCM Unani Ayurveda also I have created a new kind of workout called Jalali System Traditional Iranian Medicine TIM Iran
267 Sajad Noor industrial ergineering economic asd Iran
268 Dr. Saeed Yadranji Aghdam M.Sc none university of tehran Iran
269 Prof. Sean McDonagh M.Sc I am a theologian and anthropologist I worked for over 20 years in the Philippines I have written extensively on ethics and genetic engineering catholic priest Ireland
270 Barry Jude McGuinness Student Of BSc Biomedical Sciences University College Cork Ireland
271 Iris Atzmon represent the public opinion we are not lab animals Israel
272 Prof. Rita Alicchio Plant Geneticist Univ. Bologna Italy
273 Dr. Andrea Amadei Molecular Biophysics Assistant professor Un. of Rome Tor Vergata Italy
274 Prof. Drago Antonino B.Sc History of Physics Bioethics Scientific Committe of Inter Univ. Center on Bioet Italy
275 Prof. Livia Armandi Ph.D Agronomist Italy
276 Dr. Ciro Aurigemma Ph.D psicologist member of csa CEU/IPV Italy
277 Dr. Giampiero Barbieri Ph.D Chemists GMO analysis laboratory Stazione Sperimentale Industrie Conserve Alimentar Italy
278 Dr. Giovanni G Bazzocchi Ph.D Entomologist Agroecologist Universita di Bologna Italy
279 Dr. Stefania Biondi M.Sc Plant Physiologist University of Bologna Dept. of Biology Italy
280 Dr. Ernesto Burgio pediatrician attac Italy
281 Dr. Tiziana Camorani psicologa private Italy
282 Paola Capozzi plant and soil ecology Italy
283 Dr. Ferdinando Cerbone psicologo Italy
284 Dr Giorgio Cingolani Agricultural Economist Italy
285 Dr. Alberto Clarizia M.Sc Physicist University of Naples Italy
286 Dr. Raffaella Comito B.Sc General Practitioner holistic medicine Italy
287 Dr. Immacolata Coraggio Ph.D Plant Molecular Biologist Counseil National Research Italy
288 Dr. Bruno D'Udine Behaviour Ecologist University of Udine Italy
289 Dr. Simone De Ph.D Mathematics Combinatorics National Council of Research Italy
290 Prof. Adriano Decarli Cancer Epidermiology INST Univ. Milan Italy
291 Prof. Stefano Dumontet M.Sc soil microbiologist Universit. Basilicata Italy
292 Dr. Enzo Ferrara M.Sc Metrology in Chemistry IEN EURACHEM Italy
293 Dr. Sergio Francardo B.Sc Anthroposofical medical doctor Gruppo Medico Antroposofico Italiano Italy
294 Elena Del Grosso Geneticist Researcher Deptl Evolutionary & Exptl. Biology Univ. Bologna Bologna Italy
295 Dr. Nicolas Kropacek M.D Public Health Free Lance Researcher Italy
296 Dr. Agostino Letardi M.Sc ecotoxicologist E.N.E.A. Italy
297 Prof. Ignazio Licata Full Professor of Theoretical Physics Ist Cibernetica non lineare Italy
298 Dr. Marco Mamone Ph.D mathematician University of Perugia Italy
299 Prof. Marco Mamone Capria Ph.D mathematician historian of science epistemologist University of Perugia Italy
300 Dr. Paolo Manzelli M.Phil Research in Education on Biochemistry LRE EGO CreaNET University of Florence Italy Italy
301 Dr. Bussolati Mariella M.Sc science writer Italy
302 Dr. Karin Munck B.Sc comunication & science Fondazione Medikinale International Parma Italy
303 Prof. Valeria NEGRI Ph.D geneticist teaches 'Agricultural Genetic Resources' University of Perugia Italy
304 Prof. Francesco Palmirotta Ph.D psycho somatic clinicssocial work AOP Italy
305 Prof. Mariuccia Papa M.Sc biologist high school teacher Italy
306 Dr. Francesca Salvemini Ph.D Biologist Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Italy
307 Prof. Leopoldo Silvestroni Endocrinologist Univ. of Rome Italy
308 Dr. Francesco Spinazzola M.D infectivologist Italy
309 Roberto Stefani Ph.D student Student of Political Science writing final thesis on GMOs Greenpeace Italia Italy
310 Prof. emeritus Shingo Shibata Hiroshima University; Environmental Sociology and Biosafety Tokyo Japan
311 Prof. Atuhiro Sibatani Molecular Biologist Osaka Japan
312 Dr Shiron Sugita Plant Geneticist Nagoya U. Japan
313 Dr Noboru Yagishita Plant Geneticist Jap. Assoc. Agro-Nature Tokyo Japan
314 Dr Machiko Yasukohchi PLAN - International Japan Public Relations Team Japan
315 Prof. Julian BAUER Ph.D Ecologist Forest Scientist working against any GE Tree development and or planting No GEO introductions without PIC of local people GE free zones a must ECOTERRA Intl var East African Universities Kenya
316 Wycliffe Wanzala Ph.D student Naturalist University of Nairobi Kenya
317 Dr. Georges Mailliet B.Sc Pulmonologist Luxembourg
318 Mohd Roshdi Hassan M.Sc Smart Material university Putra Malaysia Malaysia
319 Al Hanisham Mohd Khalid International Law Lawyer University Utara Malaysia Malaysia
320 Dr. Rosli Omar Ph.D Arificial Intelligence Universiti Malaya Malaysia
321 Prof. Elena Alvarez Buylla Ph.D Molecular Genetics of Plant Development and Evolution UNAM Mexico
322 Douglas Hinds Dir Gral Center for Community and Rural Development National Coordinator for Organic Production National Confederation of Rural Property Owners Dir of Sp CeDeCoR CNPR CSNI ISHS Mexico
323 Prof. Andres F Keiman Ph.D student Populations Ecology and Forest Conservation Universidad de la Ciudad de Mexico Mexico
324 Prof. Alberto R. Miranda Biologist Environmental Public Education Cuernavaca Mexico
325 Rodriguez Mitchell Nemesio Anthropologist PNUD INI Mexico
326 Dr. Ronald Nigh Ph.D anthropology specialty in agroecology biodiversity environment; member of SNI CIESAS Mexico
327 Dr. Enrique Vargas Ph.D Molecualr Immunology Universidad Veracruzana Grupo L dico Mexico
328 Dr. Ilya Trombitsky Ph.D BIOTICA Ecological Society Moldova
329 Prof. Si Bennasseur ALAOUI Ph.D Organic farming and alternative crops Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II Morocco
330 Prof. Lahcen Kenny Ph.D Oraganic Agriculture and Horticulture IAV Hassan II Morocco
331 Maheswar Ghimire Organic Agriculture Promotion and Inspection Ecoscentre Nepal
332 Prof. Jiwan Rai M.Sc biochemist nepal organic association Nepal
333 Prof.em Bechan Raut M.Sc Medicinal Botanist Pokhara University Nepal
334 David Baillie B.Sc Deep Ecologist Naturopath NZ Forest Gardening Research Harmony Farmof Harmony Farm New Zealand
335 Dr. Robert Anderson Physicist Nuclear Medicine Technical Institute Hamilton New Zealand
336 Dr. Troy Baisden Ph.D Ecosystem Science (Soil Science/Ecology) Landcare Research New Zealand
337 Marie Buchler M.Sc Zoology masters editor and journalist and university tutor Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association New Zealand
338 Dr. George Coghill Software Engineering University of Auckland New Zealand
339 Dr. Bernard Conlon B.Sc Rural GP New Zealand
340 Dr. Tim Ewer Physician Mapua Health Centre Nelson New Zealand
341 Dr. Michael Godfrey Environmental Toxicologist General Practitioner Taura New Zealand
342 Brendan Hoare M.Sc Organic systems sustaianble design integrated land managment UNITEC econation2020 Orgnaic Federation of NZ New Zealand
343 Sigrid D. Houlette B.Sc. B.Sc. Solid Waste Manager Environmental Engineering Local Government Lower Hutt New Zealand
344 Jessica Hutchings Ph.D student Maori environmentalist Maori science and resource management Lecturer Faculty of Science Victoria University New Zealand
345 Hussila Keshaw M.Sc Molecular Biology The University of Auckland New Zealand
346 Dr. Peter King Ph.D Sociologist Family Centre Social Policy Research Unit New Zealand
347 Dr. Nick Lambrechten Consultant Revegetation Ecologist Wellington New Zealand
348 Dr. Shona L. Lamoureaux Plant Ecology Christchurch New Zealand
349 Helmut Lubbers M.Sc ecologist ecology discovery foundation new zealand New Zealand
350 Dr Robert Mann Ecologist Auckland New Zealand
351 Dr. Ted Ninnes Ph.D Sociology and Psychology University of Waikato New Zealand
352 Robin W. Ord Molecular Geneticist Law Student Hamilton New Zealand
353 Tara Satyanand M.Sc Molecular genetics University of Auckland New Zealand
354 Dr. Sean Weaver Ph.D Environmental Policy Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand
355 Dr Colin Wells Director of Energy Management Dept of Physics University of Otago New Zealand
356 Katharine White I am an experienced artist and G E Free H B N Z campaigner I am and have been in the position to put my graphic expertise to use in the cause of the planet T L C Wellington and E I T Hawke s Bay New Zealand
357 Dr Peter R Wills Theoretical Biology Univ. Auckland New Zealand
358 Prof. Leong Yap Ph.D Ergonomist Industrial Designer Massey University New Zealand
360 Dr. Azeez Bolaji Odewenu M.Sc National association of science students Nigeria
361 Dr Ingrid Olesen Senior Research Scientist Institute of Aquaculture Res. Ltd Norway
362 Dr. Lars Rasmussen MD MD General Practitioner Univ. Oslo Mesnali Norway
363 Prof. Terje Traavik Virologist University of Tromso Norway
364 Dr. Obaid Ali M.Phil Bioavailabilitiy and Pharmacokinetic studies Govt of Pakistan Pakistan
365 Prof. Muhammad Bilal M.Sc research work on maize mmri yusafwala sahiwal pakistan Pakistan
366 Dr. Shakeel Farooqi Ph.D Genetics University of Karachi Pakistan
367 Prof. Omer Khayyam M.Sc food research programe food research Pakistan
368 Dr. Mian Qaseem Ph.D Nuclier Magnetic Resonance Retired Educational Adviser Govt of Pakistan Pakistan
369 Dr. Tasneem Rizvi Ph.D Molecular Biophysics. PCSIR Laboratories Complex Lahore PAKISTAN. Pakistan
370 Madiha Saeed Rizvi B.Sc Deptt of Biotechnology Univerity of Karachi Pakistan
371 Prof.em Eric Jimenez Ph.D none Aquatic Panama
372 Ethel Japeth B.Sc none police Savings & Loan Papua New Guinea
373 Dr. Sergio Barrio Tarnawiecki Science Policy National Research Council of Lima Peru
374 Prof.em Pedro Angco Jr H2O limpyobaybay founder Philippines
375 GEONATHAN BARRO Doing Anti GMO campaigns coordinates with other NGOs on our Anti GMO GE stand KALITAWHAN WORKING GROUP ON BIODIVERSITY Philippines
376 GEONATHAN BARRO Coordinator Coordinates with NGOs POs and other Organizations on Anti GMO campaigns and other related issues and concerns KALITAWHAN WORKING GROUP ON BIODIVERSITY Philippines
377 Paterno Borlagdan M.Sc Agricultural Engineer Filipino Inventors Society Philippines
378 Javier M Claparols Agriculture Rice Sugar Aquaculture Milkfish Bangus shrimp Businessman Ecologist Ecological Society of the Philippines Philippines
379 Antonio M CLAPAROLS M.Sc Ecologist farmer marine and terrestial biodiversity economics Ecological Society of the Philippines Philippines
380 Johnny Danganan B.Sc lay out artist in publications Sustainable Agriculture advocate Philippines
381 Dr. Pamela G. Fernadez Agronomist U. Philippines Los Banos Philippines
382 Delilah Galang B.Sc Natural Therapy Consultant Cancer Council Philippines
383 Dr. Richard Kharpungal Ph.D Agronomist U Philippines Philippines
384 Prof. Mark Erick Magbanua Ph.D student no Philippines
385 Prof. Mark Erick Magbanua M.Sc metro manila Philippines
386 Ben Malayang University of Philippines Los Banos Laguna Philippines
387 FRANCIS MORALES M.Phil Advocacy Officer of MASIPAG Mindanao MASIPAG Philippines
388 Charles T. Olsen D.C. Chiropractic Clinic Davao Clinic PSRAST Philippines
389 Prof. Marlon Pareja Ph.D student Cell and Molecular Biology Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines Philippines
390 Nicanor Perlas B.Sc Agricultural Scientist and Ecologist Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Center for Alternative Development Initiatives Philippines
391 Dr. Romeo F. Quijano Pesticide Action Network Pharmacologist/Toxiologist Philippines
392 Dr. Dante Jr Simbulan Ph.D Neurophysiology De La Salle University Health Sciences Campus Philippines
393 Dr. Jaime A Sison Animal Nutrition and Feed Milling Aqua Ace Nutrition Inc Philippines
394 Dr. MARVIN UMALI M.D pediatrician doctors of the philippines Philippines
395 Prof. Oscar B. Zamora Agronomist U. Philippines Los Banos Philippines
396 Prof. Vicinzineddu Itunculu M.D biochemistry portug univrsity Portugal
397 Rui Pereira M.D General Practice Portugal
398 Prof. Clara Queiroz Ph.D Geneticist Retired University of Lisboa Portugal
399 Teresa Silva Ph.D student Coconut Portugal
400 Dr. Margarida Silva Molecular Biologist Portuguese Catholic Univ. Portugal
401 Dr. Franciso J.C.M. Teixeira Researcher Geophysics Geological and Mining Institute Lisbon Portugal
402 Fatima C. Teixeira Researcher Marine Geology Lisbon Portugal
403 Carlos Altieri M.Sc Toxicity and pesticides in water Health Environmental Department Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
404 Nelson Alvarez JD Sociologist and Lawyer Agriculture and development consultant Puerto Rico
405 Dr. Clara Carrasco Ph.D Molecular Biology and Genetics Puerto Rico
406 Dr. Shridhar Devidas Ph.D Basically an Ecologist turned environmental management system specialist advocating sustainable resource use among the industires Bureau Veritas Qatar
407 Dr. Joseph Mezei M.D quantum medicine Medical Center Tongtian Romania
408 Prof. Vladimir Kuznetsov Ph.D Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Institute of Plant Physiology RAS Russia
409 Dr. Ali Mohammed Ph.D Chief executive officer Companies Saudi Arabia
410 Prof. WAIL SALAH B.Sc BIOTECH Saudi Arabia
411 Prof. Vladimir Ajdacic Ph.D nuclear physics carcinogenecity none retired Serbia
412 Peter Sevich Ph.D student Serbia
413 Glenn Ashton Director Ekogaia Foundation and Green Party South Africa
414 Dr. Brigitte N.B. Schwabe-Berg Medical Officer Groote Schuur Hospital Cape Town South Africa
415 Ben Van Der Walt Director in Nutritional Advisory Forum Agree on the concern of Genetically Manipulated Food GNLD South Africa
416 Nicole Venter The Southern Health Ecology Institute SHAE Institute South Africa
417 Dr. SangSoo Hur Ph.D Lecturer Sociology of Science and Technology Sungkonghoe University South Korea
418 Prof. Suk Hwan Kim Ph.D Sociology of Science and Technology Kookmin University South korea
419 Bingbin LU International Law Transnational Law and Business University TLBU South Korea
420 Dr Gregorio Alvar Biotechnologist. Computense U. Madrid Spain
421 Javier Blasco Aragonese Ctr for Rural European Information Spain
422 Prof. F. Pura Duart-Soler Sociology Univ. Valencia PSRAST Spain
423 Prof. Ernest Garcia Ph. D. Ph. D. Sociology Univ. Valencia Dept. Sociologia I Antropologia Social Valencia Spain
424 ANDRES MAGANA B.Eng electronic instrumentation escorial sostenible Spain
425 Andres Magana Garcia B.Sc world heritage freelance consultant escorial sostenible Spain
426 Dr. Pablo Malo Psychiatrist Consultant Mental Health Center Bilbao Spain
427 Jose Ramon Olarieta Ph.D Soil Science Agriculture Land use Universitat de Lleida Spain
428 Dr. Rosario Sierra De Grado Ph.D Forest geneticist University of Valladolid Spain
429 Dr. Jagath Perera B.Eng electrical engineering uom SriLanka Sri Lanka
430 Adil Hassan Ahmed Abdelmageed Ph.D student Breeding of vegetable crops Vegetable Physiologist and researcher and lecturer University of Khartoum Sudan Sudan
431 Dr. Kamal El Siddig Ph.D Tree eco physiologist Sudan
432 Dr. Isameldeen Khair Ph.D Education and training Sennar University Sudan
433 Dr. Balgis Osman Elasha Ph.D Environmentalist Higher Council for Environment Natural Resources Sudan
434 Dr. Bo Dahlin Education Science Karlsbad University Karlsbad Sweden
435 Folke G Nther Ph.D student Sustainability issues and Ecological Engineering Systems Ecology Sweden
436 Prof. Every N. Gummesson Management Stockholm Univ. PSRAST Sweden
437 Folke Gunther Ph.D student Sustainability issues and Ecological Engineering Systems Ecology Sweden
438 Said O. Holmin Lic. Technology Rector Computer Science College of Creative Computer Science Stockholm Sweden
439 Dr. Katarina Leppanen History of Ideas Gothenburg Uni Sweden
440 Dr. Jaan Suurkula Physician Physicians and Scientists for Responsible Assessment of Science and Technology Stockholm Sweden
441 Dr. Daniel Amman Cell Biologist Tech. Switzerland
442 Dr. Charles Beard M.D General Practitioner CNBPharma Switzerland
443 Dr. Ruth Goseth Dermatologist ISDE Switzerland
444 Florianne Koechlin Biologist World Wildlife Fund Switzerland
445 Dr. Nicole Maestracci Beard Ph.D Microbiologist Virologist Immunologist Serono International Switzerland
446 Yvan Maillard dipl. Sc. Nat. ETH Environementalist Ecology Fribourg PSRAST Switzerland
447 Yves Schatzle Agronomist and Economist Switzerland
448 Verena Soldati Biotechnologist Basler Appell Switzerland
451 Acleus Rutta M.Sc Immunologist National Institute For Medical Research Tanzania
452 Dr. Peter Burt Ph.D Water Quality Management Prince of Songkla university Thailand
453 Dr. Jidbhong Jayavasu Ph.D Medical Virologist Arogya Smasai Thailand
454 Prof. Omboom Luanratana Pharmacologist Univ. of Mahedol Bangkok Thailand
455 Piengporn Panutampon biology/medical biology Biothai (Thai Network on Community & Biodiversity) Thailand
456 Prof. Reungchai Tansakul Ph.D Biologist Prince of Songkla University Thailand
457 Lianchamroon Witoon Sustainable agriculture Biothai Thailand
458 Jaroen Compeerapap Environmental Law and Development Center The Netherlands
459 Jaap Hamers M.Sc Ecologist The Netherlands
460 Tedje Van Asseldonk M.Sc biology phytotherapy inst f ethnobotany zoopharmacognosy The Netherlands
461 Dr. Siirsel Tas Dizdar Ph.D Radiation Oncology Turkey
462 Prof. KANYANDAGO Peter Ph.D Expert and researcher in endogenous knowledge and African cultures Uganda Martyrs University Uganda
463 Dr. Michael L. Abrahams (retired) Aeronautics Bristol PSRAST UK
464 Michael Alexander M.Phil Theoretical Physics UK
465 Chris Anthony B.Sc Qualified amateur UK
466 Janey Antoniou M.Sc Molecular Biologist UK
467 Dr. Michael Antoniou Molecular Geneticist Guy's Hospital UK
468 Paula F. Baillie-Hamilton Academic Researcher on Pesticides Perthshire UK
469 Dr. Susan Bardocz Geneticist Aberdeen UK
470 Dr. Jeremy Bartlett Plant Molecular Geneticist (formerly John Innes Institute) UK
471 Manoel Bascoi Geneticist PhD Candidate JII UK
472 Dr. David Beasley Genetic Algorithm University of Bath UK
473 Dr. David Bellamy Biologist and Broadcaster London UK
474 Lynda Birke Biologist Liverpool Uni. Veterinary School UK
475 Dr. David A.H. Birley General Medical Practitioner Swindon UK
476 Sarah Blenkinsop B.Sc Environmental Consultant/Campaigner/Organic grower Planet Services Environmental Consultancy UK
477 Gerard C. Bodeker Ed. D. Senior Clinical Lecturer in Public Health Univ. Oxford Medical School UK
478 Dr. Jeffrey Boss Cell Biologist Dept. of Physiology Bristol University UK
479 Sophie H. Bown Ph.D. Candidate Zoology Manchester Univ. UK
480 Paul Breslaw Computer Scientist Consultant Financial Research Forest Row UK
481 Dr. Allan Britton Ph.D Environmental Health and Safety UK
482 Prof. Roy Butterfield DSc.DIC CEng. MICE MIStruct.E. Civil Engineer Southampton UK
483 Dr. Alessandra Cavalletti P