Disclaimers

This GMO 2.0 Ingredient Database has been assembled and is maintained by the ETC Group (Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration) using publically available information and sources from the internet. It is hosted at www.synbiowatch.org a website jointly managed by a number of civil society organisations. The material contained in this database is for informational purposes only and has been made available as an illustrative educational resource to support public discussions and analysis about the use of next generation genetic engineering techniques in food, cosmetics and other consumer products.

Given the lack of transparency over use of next generation genetic engineering techniques and lack of clarity over the definition of terms such as ‘synthetic biology’ and use of ‘GMO 2.0’ ingredients, this database is necessarily only a partial and limited snapshot of GMO 2.0 products that may be on or near the market. It should not be construed as an authoritative source and makes no claims to be so. In assembling this database, ETC Group has had to determine which products to include based on publically available information. We have not undertaken testing or third party verification. If any information in the database is thought to be erroneous by an ingredient manufacturer or supplier ETC Group will be happy to review relevant additional information and, if appropriate, amend the database accordingly.

ETC Group has no formal association with any entry listed in this database. Reference to any product, process or service in this database does not reflect the position or policy of ETC Group, nor does inclusion of any product in this database constitute or imply endorsement or criticism of, or commentary on, such product, process or service, or of such product’s manufacture.

ETC Group is not responsible for, and disclaims all liability for safety and testing of such products listed in the database, as well as for any potential hazards that might result from the manufacture or use of such products. This database contains ‘hyperlinks’ to other websites that contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by manufacturers, institutions, scientific and trade press, or organizations independent of ETC Group and the copyright and privacy policies of such manufacturers, institutions, press or organizations apply to that material. ETC Group does not endorse, approve, certify, or control these other websites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of information located at such sites. ETC Group and other allies who co-host the Synbiowatch.org hosting website assume no responsibility for consequences resulting from use of information assembled in this database or obtained at linked sites. ETC Group and its allies are not responsible for, and expressly disclaim all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, reliance on, or performance of such information. All manufacturer brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder. Use of any trademark in this database is for identification purposes only, and is intended to be used only for the purpose of accurately describing the entry to which the trademark applies.