Press Releases

BIOTERRORBIBLE.COM: The Sunshine Project was a foundation funded program that existed in Europe and the United States from 2000 until 2008. While its purpose was never clearly defined, it acted as a source of information in respect to the highly illegal and highly unethical scientific practices occurring in the field of microbiology, specifically in bio-terror and bio-weapons research. The Sunshine Project will likely be trotted out in the media post pandemic to shine light on (demonize and blame) the United States for ultimately allowing an environment of underground bio-related research to flourish.

Title: Sunshine Project
Date: 2012
Source: SunshineProject

Disclaimer: As of 1 February 2008, the Sunshine Project is suspending its operations.
Although this website is no longer updated, it remains online as an archive of our activities and publications from 2000 through 2008. If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail at Thank you for your interest.

Backgrounders & Briefing Papers

September 2005 - Backgrounder #14
Risks of Using Biological Agents in Drug Eradication

January 2004 - Backgrounder #13
Export Controls
Impediments to Technology Transfer Under the Convention on Biological Diversity

November 2003 - Backgrounder #12

Emerging Technologies
Genetic Engineering and Biological Weapons

October 2003 - Backgrounder #11
Biosafety, Biosecurity, and Bioweapons
Three Agreements on Biotechnology, Health, and the Environment, and Their Potential Contribution to Biological Weapons Control

May 2002 - Backgrounder #10

Biological Weapons, their Prohibition, and Biosafety

March 2002 - Backgrounder #9

Non-Lethal Weapons Research in the US: Genetically Engineered Anti-Material Weapons

July 2001 - Backgrounder #8

Non-Lethal Weapons Research in the US: Calmatives & Malodorants

June 2001 - Backgrounder #7

Biological Weapons Research Projects in Germany: A report on the German Army's biodefense program.

May 2001 - Backgrounder #6

Addressing Environmental Modification in Post-Cold War Conflict (the ENMOD Convention)
Published by the Edmonds Institute

April 2001 - Backgrounder #5
Closing Loopholes in the Bioweapons Convention

April 2001 - Backgrounder #2, revised (updated version of the November 2000 paper)
The Biological Weapons Convention and the Negotiations for a Verification Protocol

February 2001 - Backgrounder #4
Risks of Using Biological Agents in Drug Eradication
A briefing paper with emphasis on human health

December 2000 - Backgrounder #3

A Review of Opposition to Biological Weapons in the Drug War

May 2000 - Backgrounder #1
Stopping the Use of Crop Killing Fungi

Other Announcements and Publications

April 22, 2002 - Statement
Statement to the Biosafety Protocol (ICCP-3)

October 3, 2001- Commentary
Infinite Contract: Biodefense and the Biotech Industry

September 21, 2001- Commentary

Averting Bioterrorism Begins with US Reforms

January 4, 2001 - Seminar Announcement
Biological Weapons in the 21st Century - Dresden, June 2001

December 2000 - Q & A

Questions and Answers About Agent Green

September 15, 2000 - Seminar Announcement
The War on Drugs and the Use of Biological Weapons - Quito, October 2000

Sunshine Project Press Releases (By Date)

April 18, 2007
Earth to NSABB: Voluntary Compliance Won't Work
Dismal record of biotech companies detailed in letters.

April 12, 2007
Texas A&M University Violates Federal Bioweapons Law
Officials decided not to report aerosol chamber accident

February 28, 2007
Biodefense Blackout: Texas BSL-4 Lab Keeps Records Secret
UTMB Resists Attorney General's Ruling, Case Moves to the Courts

October 30, 2006
Bedfellows at the Biosecurity Board

How US science's nouveau riche bioweapons constituency is flexing its muscle to carve up safety and security rules.

September 18, 2006
Transparency Urged for Homeland Security BSL-4 NBAF Lab

April 4, 2006 (at
Health Assembly Must Stop Dangerous Smallpox Experiments

March 15, 2006
Agent Green: US House Votes to Advance Offensive Biological Weapons Plan

February 7, 2006
BARDA's Biggest Secret is the Public's Loss: Are Biodefense Labs and National Security Agencies Arriving at a Secrecy Agreement?

October 5, 2005
Disease by Design: 1918 "Spanish" Flu Resurrection Creates Major Safety and Security Risks

May 25, 2005
No World Health Assembly Approval for Expanding Smallpox Virus Research

May 6, 2005
WHO Director-General Questions Smallpox Advisory Committee Recommendation

April 18, 2005
Faulty Aerosol Chamber Infects Three

March 4, 2005
Sunshine Project Releases CRISPER

March 11, 2005
Boston University Lab-Acquired Tularemia: FOIA Appeal to Overturn CDC Secrecy

March 1, 2005
Public Health Research Funding in Decline: NIH Data Contradicts NIH Position

January 17, 2005
Sunshine Project Responds to Pentagon Statements on"Harassing, Annoying, and 'Bad Guy' Identifying Chemicals"

January 13, 2005
US Army Dugway Secrecy Challenged by Watchdogs

November 30, 2004
US Retains Illegal Patent on Treaty-Violating Bioweapons Grenade

November 16, 2004
French biodefense clouded in secrecy; concern over France's 'non-lethal' chemical activities

August 23, 2004
Research Transparency: Federal Complaint Filed Against "Bottom of the Barrel" Biosafety Committees

August 2, 2004
NIAID Biodefense Program Funds in Violation of Federal Biosafety Rules

July 19, 2004
Time for the Pentagon to Lift the Secrecy Surrounding its "Non-Lethal" Chemical and Biological Weapons

June 22, 2004
Institute Responsible for Anthrax Accident in California, in Charge of Safety and Security at Chicago Biodefense Laboratory

June 17, 2004
German Army to be equipped with "non-lethal" chemical weapons

May 3, 2004
Federal Complaint Seeks Termination of Government Funding for Nine Biotechnology Research Institutions

April 16, 2004
US Defense Science Board calls for strategic use of calmative chemical weapons

April 14, 2004
US Transparency Survey: Serious Problems Evident

April 6, 2004
US State Department Renews Pressure to Use Agent Green in Colombia

March 15, 2004
University of Texas Reverses Secrecy Stance; but will its New Biosafety Committee be Accountable?

February 21, 2004
Technology Transfer in the Biodiversity to Consider Impediments Such as Export Controls

January 2004
The Return of ARCAD

November 6, 2003
Announcing the Bioweapons and Biodefense FOI Fund

October  28, 2003

The Thomas Butler Case: Some Unreported Information

October 23, 2003
Ricin breeding and production projects at Texas Tech University raise questions

October 21, 2003
Biosafety Irregularity in Spanish Flu Experiments

October 9, 2003
Lethal Virus from 1918 Genetically Reconstructed

October 7, 2003
Biodefense: Secrecy Shutters Biosafety Committee in Texas

September 8, 2003
Pentagon Initiates New Reasearch into Prohibited Chemical Weapons

September 4, 2003
Texas Attorney General Rules for Biodefense Transparency

August 6, 2003
Bioweapons Watchdogs Seek Suspension of University of Texas Eligibility for Federal Biodefense Research Funds

May 8, 2003
US Army Patents Biological Weapons Delivery System, Violates Bioweapons Convention

February 11, 2003 (Joint News Release)
Loose Monkey Teaches Biodefense Lab a Lesson in the Hazards of Secrecy

February 11, 2003
Pentagon Perverts Pharma with New Drug Weapons
What liability for the pharmaceutical industry?

February 7, 2003
US Plans for Use of Gas in Iraq
Poses major threat to chemical weapons controls

December 17, 2002
Agent Green: New US Bioweapons Threat on Colombia
US legislators renew calls for bio-attack on illicit crops.

October 30, 2002
NAS Withholds Key Info on Moscow Theater Tragedy

October 14, 2002 (Joint News Release)
Time to Reassess Massive US Biodefense Plans

September 27, 2002
US Chemical Weapons: Human Testing Planned
JNLWD chemical program reaching advanced stage

September 24, 2002
US Operates Secret Chemical Weapons Program
The case against JNLWD to be taken to the UN.

August 12, 2002
US Special Forces Seek Genetically Engineered Bioweapons
Bugs to covertly infect and destroy materials

July 1, 2002
Psychopharmacological Weapons Under Consideration
Psychoactives under research are dangerous and illegal.

May 24, 2002
Pentagon BW Proposals at US Attorney's Office
Action requested under Bioweapons Anti-Terrorism Act

May 8, 2002
US Armed Forces Press for Offensive Bioweapons
NAS panel reviews proposals for illegal bioweapons

February 19, 2002
US Tests Ethnically-Targeted Crowd Control Weapons
Ethnic profiling, Pentagon-style.

December 7, 2001
Intent to Kill
US Sabotages Bioweapons Review Conference, EU delegates say the US are "liars".

December 6, 2001
Bioweapons Negotiations Focus on Forum, Not Substance
Latin America Shines. Europe Uninspired. US Quarrelsome.

October 30, 2001
7 Good Reasons to Stand Up for Information Freedom on Biological Weapons Research
And what agendas may be leading the charge for secrecy.

October 29, 2001
House Passes Law to Make Bioweapons Research Secret
Bill Awaits Consideration by the US Senate

October 22, 2001
US Assault on Biological Weapons Control
Will the Bioweapons Convention be left standing?

October 10, 2001
CIA Denies Info on Southeast Asian Bioweapons Plan
Project's demise shows power of strong science regulation.

September 19, 2001
The Threat of "Non-Lethal" Weapons
Stopping CBW Escalation of the War on Terrorism

September 19, 2001
Avoiding Bioterrorism Starts with US
Four Steps the US Must Take to Avoid Biological War

August 20, 2001
A Continental Step Forward for Security
Africa Criminalizes Hostile Use of Biotechnology

July 25, 2001
US Dumps the Bioweapons Verification Protocol
Parties Urged to Continue - "A Wing and a Prayer" is not security.

July 23, 2001
US Quiet as the World Backs the Bioweapons Protocol
Delegates Await Possible Announcement on Wednesday

July 19, 2001
Last Chance for Biological Arms Control?
Peace activists urge North-South cooperation on Verification Protocol

July 16, 2001
Trade Trumps Peace in Bioweapons Negotiations
US scuttles others' security in the interest of biotech hegemony.

June 5, 2001
Who's in Charge of Agent Green in Asia?
While UNDCP maintains a press blackout, a 'technical' advisor backpedals on safety and airs politics.

May 11, 2001
USA's Tell-Tale Silence on the Bioweapons Protocol

February 1, 2001
European Parliament Rejects Agent Green

January 25, 2001
Colombia Abandons Research on Biological Agents

November 13, 2000
United Nations Pulls Out of Plans to Use Anti-Drug Biological Weapons in South America

August 29, 2000

USA Admits Possible Links between Biological Weapons and Agent Green

August 18, 2000

Ecuador Enacts Law to Ban US Drug War Fungus

August 10, 2000

UNDCP and US Mislead on Environmental Supervision of Biological Weapons Plan

July 20, 2000
Sunshine Blasts UNDCP's Self-Serving "Green" Propaganda

July 18, 2000
Colombia's Agent Green Counterproposal Released

July 13, 2000
Tinkering with the Genes of Biological Weapons

May 2, 2000
Report Calls on the UN Biodiversity Convention to Stop Dangerous US Fungus Experiments