Planet Diversity World Congress on the Future of Food and Agriculture

Health impacts of GMOs

State of knowlegde and lack of knowledge

Organiser: Angela van Beesten, Ökologischer Ärztebund, (part of International Society of Doctors for the Environment, ISDE), Germany

Speakers:
Arpad Pusztai, Senior Scientist, Hungary/UK
Werner Müller, Dipl. Ing. Ökologie, eco-risk Austria
Michael Hansen, Senior Staff Scientist with Consumers Union, USA
Jeffrey Smith, Institute for Responsible Technology, USA

Moderator: Erika Feyerabend, BioSkop Germany

Outline:
This workshop aims to summarize the present state of scientific knowlegde about potential health impacts of genetically modified organisms. We will summarize the state of the art and what is known as well as what is not known. We will also look at the present procedures of risk assessment for the approval of GMOs in key institutions and at the discussions as well as pressures within the scientific community.

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Arpad Pusztai, Senior Scientist, Hungary/UK
Present state of GE food science on health

Werner Müller, Dipl. Ing. Ökologie, eco-risk Austria

Part 1        Part 2

Michael Hansen, Senior Staff Scientist with Consumers Union, USA

Part 1        Part 2

Jeffrey Smith, Institute for Responsible Technology, USA

Part 1        Part 2

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Background Papers and further reading

Effects of foreign DNA RNA on the Human Immune System in regard to Genetically Modified Plant
Werner Müller, Environment Protection Organisation Global 2000, Vienna, Austria with contributions from Anna Jaschok, University Kassel, Germany
This review shall give policy makers and risk managers the rational basis to widen the view on the risk assessment of genetically modified plants and therefore to include potential impacts associated with synthetic DNA/RNA fragments of genetically modified plants to the human immune system.

EFSA, European Food SCANDAL Authority:
Workshop Presentation  

Paper: EFSA misleads the European Commission and the public over GMOs, by Werner Müller
Artikel: Die EFSA führt die europäische Kommission und die Öffentlichkeit über genetisch veränderte Organismen (GVO) in die Irre, von Werner Müller

State of the science on the health risks of gm foods, by Jeffrey Smith

Health impacts of GMOsImpacts sanitaires des OGMsGesundheitliche Auswirkungen von GVOsImpactos de los transgénicos en la salud

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