C-P's favourite links

Sense About Science "An independent charitable trust responding to the misrepresentation of science and scientific evidence on issues that matter to society" To avoid anxiety and make sense of science press the "I don't know what to believe..." button above.

The American Council on Science and Health "A consumer education consortium ......(with)....a board of 350 physicians, scientists and policy advisors.......... The ACSH was founded in 1978 by a group of scientists who had become concerned that many important public policies related to health and the environment did not have a sound scientific basis". (http://www.acsh.org)

The Chlorine Chemistry Council A US based organisation representing the chlorine industry providing the basic facts about the nature and uses of chlorine. (www.c3.org/index.html)

CropGen A panel of experts on crop biotechnology. The organisation is funded by industry but none of panel members are directly employed or funded by these industries. The website provides answers to most of the commonly answered questions about GM crops (www.cropgen.org)

The Food Standards Agency A UK Government organisation established to ensure that the food we eat is safe "from the farm to the fork". It comments on food scares, carries out surveillance on food contamination and commisions research. (www.foodstandards.gov.uk)

John Innes Centre - GM Issues "To provide scientific and factual information on GM modified crops and related topics". An excellent source of information on the pros and cons of GM with reference to organic farming (www.gmissues.org)

MEDLINEplus A Health Information Service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, USA. Providing excellent information on health and drugs with medical dictionaries (http://medlineplus.gov)

Spiked-Online takes pleasure in exposing doubtful science and amongst other things, has sections on health, risk and science which put media topics into perspective (www.spike-online.com)

Transgenic Crops / GM-Food Balanced, independent information from experts at Colorado State University, USA (http://www.colostate.edu/programs/lifesciences/TransgenicCrops/)

Wikipedia The largest encyclopaedia ever published with 1.5 million articles in the English language covering science and technology and many other subjects. The articles may be corrected and updated by the readers with all changes being carefully scrutinised before being presented online