14th-15th December, India
The Non-GMO Crops in India conference will provide a major platform for interaction between the European retail industry and the Indian soya magnets as well as various leaders in the Indian government and world renowned academics. The event will debate the necessary steps to make an impact on biosafety and food security policies in India and consequently in much of the emerging countries. The conference's stellar lineup of speakers, all experts in their fields and focusing on biosafety assessment, GM technology and food security include:
- Dinesh Shahra, Managing Director, Ruchi Soya Industries, India
- Girish Matlani, Managing Director, Sonic Biochem Extractions, India
- Dr Pushpa Mittra Bhargava, Founding Director, Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), India
- Dr Jack Heinemann, Professor of Genetics and Molecular Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
- Dr Terje Traavik, Scientific Director, GenØk-Centre for Biosafety, Professor of Gene Ecology, School of Medicine, University of Tromso, Norway
- Dr John Fagan, President, EOS Institute, UK
- Dr Michael Hansen, Senior Staff Scientist, Consumers Union, USA
- Dr Walter Alberto Pengue, Professor of Urban Ecology, The Institute of Metropolitan Area Studies, National University of General Sarmiento (UNGS), Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Dr Vandana Siva, Councillor, World Future Council, India
- Dr Shambu Prasad, Associate Professor, Xavier Institute of Management, India
Over 200 speakers and delegates from suppliers, manufactures, retailers, government representatives and the scientific community worldwide will come together to exchange experience and interact with highly-placed political and media personalities to catalyse appropriate change in global biosafety and agricultural policies.
More info on the website of the conference: www.nongmocropsindia.com
Japan Citizens’ Network for Planet Diversity (JCNPD) is a nationwide network for citizens who are working on protecting our food crop diversity from living modified organisms.
We started this network in order to act on the United Nations’ major meeting to be held in Nagoya, October 2010, for the Protocol on Biosafety (also called Cartagena Protocol) which regulates the international trade of organisms modified by modern biotechnology (living modified organisms).
We want the meeting in Nagoya to define rules to protect consumers and the environment. The rules will be a crucial element of the global regulations regarding the integrity and continued sustainable use of living organisms under threat from certain risky applications of modern biotechnology. Read more
Werner Müller's paper:
EFSA misleads the EU Commission and the public over GMOs, now available in German.
Werner Müller's Artikel:
Die EFSA führt die europäische Kommission und die Öffentlichkeit über genetisch veränderte Organismen (GVO) in die Irre jetzt auf Deutsch verfügbar.
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