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Center for Food Safety

Center for Food Safety
linked with
International Center for Technology Assessment
linked with Turning Point Project / Foundation for Deep Ecology


phone: 202-547-9359
fax: 202-547-9429 

Description: The Center for Food Safety (CFS) is an anti-technology organization fighting against industrial agriculture and food technology including. CFS behaves as a project of the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA), even though it has been separately incorporated since 1999. ICTA still solicits contributions on behalf of CFS. CFS cooperates in food scare projects managed by Fenton Communications, Washington, D.C.'s premiere anti-capitalist public relations firm. CFS is linked by shared directors with ICTA, and with the Turning Point Project.

Revenue and Expenses: Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2000

  Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $61,940
Government Grants $0
Program Services $0
Investments $0
Special Events $0
Sales $0
Other $0
Program Services $123,209
Administration $16,555
Other $18,347
Total Expenditures $158,111
Total Revenue $61,940   NET GAIN/LOSS $(96,171)

Form 990s available at

EIN: 52-2165893
Exempt since 1999

Board of Directors
 Adele Douglas, President
 12102 Green Ledge Ct. #301
 Fairfax, VA 22033
 Andrew Kimbrell, Secretary,
 Executive Director
 2315 N. Tuckahoe St.
 Arlington, VA 22205
 Jennifer Beck, Treasurer  1363 Massachusetts Ave. SE, 
 #3, Washington, D.C. 20003

Andrew Kimbrell, executive director and officer (Secretary).
Mentored by Douglas Tompkins through the Foundation for Deep Ecology and its program director, Jerry Mander, one of America's most outspoken opponents of technology.
Personal background: Originally a concert pianist and music teacher in New York City. Convert to Catholicism. JD from New York University Law School.
Writer: The Human Body Shop; The Masculine Mystique; 101 Ways to Save the Earth; The Green Lifestyle Handbook (editor). Co-founder, Men's Health Network.
Work history: 1986 - employed for 8 years as policy director of Foundation on Economic Trends under anti-technology guru Jeremy Rifkin. In 1994 established the International Center for Technology Assessment, and the Center for Food Safety in 1997. A principal in law firm of Kimbrell and Mendelson, with Joseph Mendelson III, CFS legal director. Also a director of The Turning  Point Project, funded almost entirely by Douglas Tompkins' Foundation for Deep Ecology. The Turning Point Project board is comprised of Kimbrell, Mendelson, Jerry Mander of the International Forum on Globalization and Foundation for Deep Ecology, Randy Hayes of Rainforest Action Network, and Anuradah Mittal of Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy, all extreme anti-capitalist organizations. Also a director of the International Forum on Globalization, led by Jerry Mander.

Other Directors:

Adele Douglas, president of CFA, serves only on an "as needed" basis, virtually as a place-marker for Andrew Kimbrell, who is the real power in CFA.  Douglas is the Washington director of the American Humane Association.

Jennifer Beck is noted as devoting "minimal" time to CFS in IRS reports.

Grants to Center for Food Safety: Many grants to ICTA benefit CFA because of Andrew Kimbrell's relationship to both.

Foundation Name: The John Merck Fund
Recipient: International Center for Technology Assessment , DC
Abstract: For Center for Food Safety 's legal actions against Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration for failures to address adequately public health and ecological concerns stemming from bringing genetically engineered products into food supply, and to represent public interest position challenging whether private corporations can hold patents on plant life
Amount: $97,500             Year Authorized: 1999

Patagonia, Inc. (Yvon Chouinard)
Grant Amount: $ 25,000         
Year Authorized: 2001
Purpose: We made this grant to support the group's legal actions and grassroots organizing against genetically engineered foods.