INVITATION Public Event: Context, Causality and Consequences: from robust evidence to timely action in biology, ecology, law and public policy


“Context, Causality and Consequences: from robust evidence to timely action in biology, ecology, law and public policy”   A public conference Friday 26 and Saturday 27 November 2021   Preceded by Critical Scientist Organisations’ Meeting By invitation only Thursday 25 November 2021 (afternoon)   …

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Getting EU risk assessment for protecting environment and health to achieve its legal objectives. Escaping reductionist fallacies


A series of three webinars organised by the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) Thursdays 17 and 24 September and 1 October 2020 16:00 – 17:30 Central European Summer Time   European regulatory systems are often portrayed as some of …

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Gene Drive Web-inar Series


Videos are available online on https://genedrives.ch/webinar-genedrives/ By loading the video, you agree to YouTube’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock YouTube The authors of the interdisciplinary Gene Drive Report (2019) were holding webinars on social, technological & scientific, environmental, ethical and legal questions …

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Science, Precaution, Innovation: towards the integrated governance of new technologies


Conference Presentations We invite you to browse through the final program and to open the presentations of the conference via the attachments below or via the links in the program. We are still working on collecting all presentations of the conference. If you would …

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Report on ENSSER side events at 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and 9th Conference of the Parties serving as Meeting of the Parties (COPMOP9) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB)


Side events at 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and 9th Conference of the Parties serving as Meeting of the Parties (COPMOP9) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) 18 – 21 November 2018, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt …

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Videos of Public Event: Bound to fail – The flawed scientific foundations of genetic engineering – The Central Dogma is 60 years old – but has it always been the new clothes of the emperor?


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Scientific Conference 2016 TAKING STOCK – 20 YEARS OF GM CROPS – 40 YEARS OF “GENETIC ENGINEERING”


Forty years of genetic engineering (GE) have led to a host of new products and a recent surge in new techniques, but in agriculture and various other fields of application the level of insight into the effects of GE on organisms and ecosystems has …

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Post Neonikotinoid Symposium


1. Dezember 2015 Festsaal der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Luisenstraße 56, 10115 Berlin (Nähe Charité) Die Biodiversität und damit die menschliche Nahrungsgewinnung ist in zunehmendem Maße bedroht. Eingriffe des Menschen in die Natur wie Landschaftsveränderungen und Bodenversiegelung verursachen großenteils den Rückgang der Artenvielfalt. Neonikotinoide, die …

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Conference “Science in the Eye of the Storm”, Berlin, September 10-11 2014


 PROGRAM and DOCUMENTATION – please find below the final program of the conference including speakers’ presentations – Opening of conference and setting the stage Speaker: Angelika Hilbeck (ENSSER / ETH Zurich, Switzerland) Plenary symposium I Development towards sustainability – local, regional, global Chairs: Michael …

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International Conference on Implications of GM Crop Cultivation at Large Spatial Scales (GMLS)


ENSSER participated in the organisation of the Third International Conference on Implications of GM Crop Cultivation at Large Spatial Scales (GMLS-III) convened in June 2012 in Bremen (Germany). Several ENSSER members gave key note speeches and presentations. More than sixty participants from 18 countries …

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Conference on Agroecology for Sustainable Food Systems in Europe: A Transformative Agenda


June 26-27, 2013 – Brussels, Belgium –  Université Libre de Bruxelles Conference program Conference outline Summary of the conference paper “Agroecology in Europe: Conforming – or transforming the dominant agro-food regime?” Co-organisers: Centre for Agroecology and Food Security at the Coventry University (CAFS, UK), …

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Governance of emerging technologies in the context of sustainable development


 On Mar 28 2012, ENSSER members and colleagues convened the session “Governance of Emerging Technologies in the Context of Sustainable Development“.   Chaired by Claudia Neubauer and Brian Wynne Convenors: Kathy Jo Wetter, ETC Group; Claudia Neubauer, Fondations Sciences Citoyennes; Hartmut Meyer, The European …

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Judicial Review of EU Authorisation of Genetically Engineered Soybeans with Stacked Genes (MON 87701 x MON 89788)


 The Grounds upon which Testbiotech, ENSSER, and Sambucus challenge the Commission’s decision are, in summary: Ground A: EFSA’s assessment that the Soybean is ‘substantially equivalent’ to its appropriate comparators is unlawful, is based on a scientific assessment which was not carried out in accordance …

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Objektive Sicherheitsforschung im Agrarbereich?


February 06, 2013 – Hohenheim, Germany –  Universität Stuttgart-Hohenheim Co-organisers: Gentechnikfreies Europa e.V. (V.i.S.d.P.; www), ENSSER, Aktionsbündnis gentechnikfreies Baden Württemberg (www), Albert Schweizer Stiftung (www), Brot für die Welt (www) Students’ Co-organisers: FRESH (www), Arbeitskreis Ökolandbau (AKÖ), Grüne Hochschulgruppe (GHG), Greening Hohenheim (www), studentisch-alternative …

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Advancing the Understanding of Biosafety GMO Risk Assessment, Independent Biosafety Research and Holistic Analysis


This conference took place in the wake of the 6th meeting of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (MOP-6) from 01-05 Oct 2012. ENSSER was represented at the MOP-6 convening 2 side events.   Advancing the Understanding of Biosafety GMO Risk Assessment, Independent Biosafety Research …

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Can GM Crops Meet India’s Food Security and Export Markets?


An International Scientific Conference Date: 27 Sep 2012 Venue: Courtyard by Marriott, Hyderabad Hosts: Aruna Rodrigues & Tara Foundation Co-organiser: ENSSER   Conference Agenda Conference Proceedings Newspaper coverage: Times of India, Times of India (2), Science and Development Network, The Hindu Business Line, The …

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Congress on Risks for Public Health & the Environment


Time for Convergence in European Technology Assessment and Risk Assessment May 16-18, 2012 – Madrid/Spain – Complutense University Co-organisers: ENSSER, EEA, Fundación Vivosano/Health Defense Organisation, Cátedra Universidad-Empresa-Sindicato: Trabajo, Ambiente y Salud   May 16 (13:30) – Opening Prof. Emilio Mínguez Torres, Vice-Rector, Technical University …

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Environmental monitoring of GM crops


 29 Mar 2012 – On 29 March 2012 , the Commission organised a hearing on “Environmental monitoring of GM crops” in Brussels, the third of a series after the two on “GMO risk assessment and management” (March 2011) and “Socio-economic dimensions of GMO cultivation” …

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Green Genetechnology is overestimated


In 2011, Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker, a leading German biotechnologist and science manager, called for an “ideology free” approach to green genetechnology and for an unconditional support of the technology. Members of ENSSER and other experts replied to Winnacker’s article. The following text was published in …

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23rd Meeting of the GMO Round Table


Upon request, ENSSER has advised the Hungarian GMO Round Table, advisory body of the Agricultural and Environmental Committees of the Hungarian Parliament regarding the GM seed contamination that occurred  in Hungary, a situation very similar to GM seed contamination in Germany in 2010. The …

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EFSA Consultative Workshop on Draft Guidance on Selection of Comparators for the Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Plants


31 Mar 2011 – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) held a consultative workshop in Brussels on 31 March 2011 to discuss the views of stakeholders on its draft guidance for the selection of Genetically Modified (GM) plant comparators. The workshop brought together various …

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Reassessing Monsanto’s Data


Support Letter / Lettre Soutien for Gilles-Eric Séralini & Co-Authors May 10, 2010 – ENSSER and FSC invite you to sign the support letter for Professor Séralini and his colleagues Joël Spiroux de Vendômois and Dominique Cellier who have become the targets of a …

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Symposium on Science and Society “Integrety of Science under Attack”


ENSSER and the European Environment Agency (EEA) are cooperating in convening the Seminar on Science and Socity ‘Integraty of Science under Attack’. This public seminar took place on April 15 and 16 at the EEA headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. ENSSER and EEA present current …

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