Protection or Proliferation?

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.

Sunshine Project
Date: 2012
Source: SunshineProject

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Protection or Proliferation?: High Containment and Other Facilities of the US Biodefense Program


June 26, 2007
Texas A&M Bioweapons Infections More the Norm than the Exception
Culture of denial in evidence at Texas A&M - More accident examples
Bioweapons Infections Hit Texas A&M Again (Q Fever / June 2007)
Previous: Texas A&M Violates Federal Bioweapons Law (Brucella / April 2007)

April 25, 2007
Biosafety Archive for Biodefense Public Accountability
Backyard bioweapons in your neighborhood? Find out out here (maybe)

April 24, 2007
Rolling List of Bidders for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF)

March 20, 2006
Information concerning the 2006 survey of institutional biosafety committees

April 18, 2005
Faulty Aerosol Chamber Infects Three

February 1, 2005
NIAID Grant Statistics
Anthrax: Up 3470%, Tularemia: Up 3100%, New PI's: 97%

January 31, 2005
Tularemia: CDC Rejects Informing the Public
National implications on accidents & secrecy

November 16, 2004
Country Studies: Reports on France & Germany
Country Studies Home Page | News Release

October 4, 2004
Mandate for Failure: The IBC System in a Age of Bioweapons Research
Results of the Sunshine Project Institutional Biosafety Committee Survey

August 2, 2004
NIAID Biodefense Program Funds in Violation of Federal Biosafety Rules
Related Item: Biosafety Bites Series

June 10, 2004

Information concerning Southern Research Institute and the anthrax accident in Oakland, California

May 3, 2004
Federal Complaint Seeks Termination of Government Funding for Nine Biotechnology Research Institutions
Related Items: complaint and exhibits

April 14, 2004
IBC Transparency Survey: Serious Problems Evident

October 28, 2003
The Thomas Butler Case: Some Unreported Information

October 9, 2003
Lethal Virus from 1918 Genetically Reconstructed

Other Information

IBC Minutes Archive: Backyard bioweapons in your neighborhood? Search our database minutes database for more info.

CRISP-ER: Enhanced version of NIH CRISP provides greater detail about biodefense grants. Click here to search.

Biodefense News & Discussion Listserver:
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Biosafety Bites #13 - #21 (June 2006 - Current): Reports from the front lines of the failing Institutional Biosafety Committee system.

Biosafety Bites #1 - #12
(June - September 2004): Reports from the front lines of the failing Institutional Biosafety Committee system