1977

Organized the world's first ethics demonstration in Washington, D.C. to raise ethical questions on the use of biotechnology

1980

Main opposition amicus curiae brief in landmark Supreme Court case on genetically engineered life form

1983

Assembled a coalition of US religious and scientific leaders to oppose human germ line therapy

1984

Won federal court case forcing the NIH to make public its votes on human gene therapy trials

1985

Won landmark federal suit halting the release of the first genetically modified organism into the environment

Won federal case stopping the construction of a Dept. of Defense biological warfare laboratory at the Dugway proving grounds in Utah

1987

Created the National Coalition Against Surrogacy and successfully lobbied state legislatures to ban surrogacy contracts

Assembled coalition of US religious leaders to oppose patents on animal and human genes and tissues

1988

Successfully petitioned the Postmaster General to prohibit the transit of deadly pathogens through the US mailing system

1989

Assembled Coalition of top US molecular biologists to urge passage of anti-genetic discrimination legislation

1989

Published Entropy: Into the Greenhouse World and led the Green Lifestyle Campaign to address global warming

Late 1980s

Established the Global Greenhouse Network the first trans-national coalition of NGOs to address the global warming issue

1992

Established the Greenhouse Crisis Foundation to educate students and their parents on global warming

Launched an international Beyond Beef Campaign to raise awareness about the global cattle culture

1992

Established the Pure Food Campaign to demand government labeling of all genetically engineered foods

1994

Launched a nationwide consumer boycott of milk and other dairy products containing Bovine Growth Hormone

1995

Organized a global coalition of more than 200 organizations from 35 nations against a patent on Neem tree pesticides

Launched the first national campaign to establish criteria for socially responsible investment in US pension funds

1996

Organized a global coalition of 400 women's organizations opposing patenting of human breast cancer gene

1997

Launched Global Days of Action bringing together NGOs in 53 nations for public protests against genetic engineering

1997

Launched Save Organic Standards Campaign (SOS) to prohibit the labeling of genetically modified food as organic

Facilitated the filing of a lawsuit alleging that four companies formed a global cartel in genetically modified seeds

1997

Submitted a patent application with Dr. Stuart Newman to examine the extent to which human material is patentable

2001

Assembled a coalition of progressive policy leaders to support legislation prohibiting human cloning

2002

Created The Treaty Initiative to Share Genetic Commons which aims to prohibit all patents on plant, animal and human life

2003

Spearheaded the formation of the Green Hydrogen Network to promote renewable energies and a hydrogen economy

2005

Helped facilitate the creation of the European Parliamentary Leadership Group for the Hydrogen Economy

2007

The EU Parliament passed an historic legislative initiative committing to a green hydrogen economy and the Third Industrial Revolution