In 2006, Drs. Allison K Wilson and Jonathan R Latham co-founded the Bioscience Resource Project to conduct independent scientific analysis of genetic engineering and its risks. They later enlarged the project to include other aspects of the science of food and agriculture and their impacts on health and the environment. They created the Bioscience Resource Project website to serve as a hub where independent-minded scientists could publish timely comment and analysis. The website also included links to eye-opening and classic scientific articles and the websites of other public interest organizations. The goal was to publish and make widely available the Project’s research and that of a diverse group of public interest scientists and organizations worldwide. In so doing, the Bioscience Resource Project aimed to create a strong scientific foundation for healthy, just and ecologically sound food and agricultural systems.
In 2008, the Bioscience Resource Project became a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit.
In 2011, the Independent Science News (ISN) website was launched and in 2012 the Bioscience Resource Project website was redesigned to provide additional resources and to include news on all aspects of the Project’s work.
In 2017, Independent Science News and the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) launched the Poison Papers Project, documenting chemical toxicity and failed chemical risk assessment and collusion between regulatory and other government agencies and the chemical industry to hide this information from the public.
All of the work of the Bioscience Resource Project is made available to scientists and the public for free. To produce its high quality scientific research and resources, the Bioscience Resource Project relies on its volunteer board, its volunteer staff and its connections with public interest scientists and non-profits around the world.
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