What is the Genetic Engineering Action Network?
GEAN is a network of almost 100 organizations from across the US working to resist genetic engineering in agriculture.
GEAN's affiliate groups range from large national non-profits, including the Center for Food Safety and Friends of the Earth, to state and regional groups like Californians for GE-Free Agriculture and GMO-Free Hawaii, to small grassroots groups, like Colorado GEAN and GE-Free Maine. Our affiliates work on a wide variety of issues including passing town- and county-level restrictions on GMOs, stopping the introduction of new genetically engineered crops, and advocating for tighter national and international standards on GMOs.
GEAN provides our affiliate groups with a wide range of support. We run a large listserve that connects activists from across the US, organize national and regional conferences for genetic engineering activists, and provide materials, strategy advice, media support, and trainings for emerging grassroots campaigns.