First Signatories to the ENSSER Statement on New Genetic Modification Techniques


Michael Antoniou, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, King’s College London, London, UK Ricarda Steinbrecher, EcoNexus, UK Angelika Hilbeck, Institute of Integrative Biology, Department of Environmental Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland András Székács, Professor, Agro-Environmental Research Institute, National Agricultural Research and …

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ENSSER Statement on New Genetic Modification Techniques:


Products of new genetic modification techniques should be strictly regulated as GMOs [1] 27 September 2017 New genetic modification techniques (NGMTs) are increasingly being developed and applied to generate new varieties of food crops and livestock animals. They are also being used for other …

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


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 …

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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 Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER); Tom Wakeford, Society for Participation, Engagement And Knowledge Sharing (SPEAKS); Chee Yoke Ling, …

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HEALTH: QUESTIONING EXPERTISE: Deficient evaluation and conflicts of interest


European Parliament – Brussels – Room: JAN 4Q 1 04 March 2010 – 9.00-12.30 & 14.30-17.00 MEP Corinne Lepage, MEP Frédérique Ries and MEP Fiona Hall Co-organisation: CRIIGEN – Comité de Recherche et d’Information Indépendantes sur le Génie Génétique FSC – Fondation Sciences Citoyennes …

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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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ENSSER comments on EFSA Draft guidance document for the environmental risk assessmentof genetically modified plants


29 Apr 2010 – The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) was founded with the aim to advance science and research for the protection of the environment, biological diversity and human health against negative impacts of new technologies and their …

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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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ENSSER Comments on the EFSA Guidance on the Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Plants


22 Mar 2010 – The Guidance introduces new principles and concepts for environmental risk assessment of genetically modified plants (GMP ERA), in the first place the principle of the “comparative safety assessment” as a reformulation of the “concept of substantial equivalence”. Further, the Guidance …

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PRRI accuses ENSSER members to provide unscientific and unnecessary advice


On March 16, 2011, Dr. Angelika Hilbeck, the Chairperson of ENSSER, and Prof. Gilles-Eric Séralini, member of ENSSER, were informed by the Executive Secretary of the Public Research and Regulation Initiative (PRRI) that PRRI has sent a letter to Commissioner John Dalli Claiming complaining …

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


Co-organisers: ENSSER; Tara Foundation (TF); Third World Network (TWN) Financial support by: EMstitut, Germany; Fondation pour le Progrès de l’Homme (FPH), France/Switzerland; Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Germany (HBS); Third World Network (TWN), Malaysia; Zukunftsstiftung Landwirtschaft (ZSL), Germany Lectures & Articles Sep 28 (09:00) – Opening Session Welcome …

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Sustainability and Holistic Assessment of Technologies and Biotechnologies


March 24/25, 2011 – Caen/France – University of Caen, Human Sciences (MRSH), Esplanade de la Paix Co-organisers: University of Caen MRSH-CNRS; Risk Pole; CRIIGEN; ENSSER; Foundation for Citizen Sciences; GenØk; Society of Environmental Health in Western France Program & Lectures lectures are currently uploaded …

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Judicial Review of EU Authorisation of Genetically Engineered Soybeans with Stacked Genes


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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ENSSER Comments on the EFSA Draft Guidance on the Risk Assessment of Food and Feed from Genetically Modified Animals


30 Sep 2011 – The current “Draft Guidance on the risk assessment of food and feed from genetically modified animals including animal health and welfare aspects published by EFSA on August 10, 2011 is based on risk assessment concepts that do not take into …

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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 Co-organisers: Centre for Agroecology and Food Security at the Coventry University (CAFS, UK), European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER, Germany), Fondation Sciences Citoyennes (FSC, France), Groupe Interdisciplinaire de Recherche …

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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


Programm Folgend finden Sie das Programm sowie die verschiedenen Vorträge der RednerInnen vom Post-Neonikotinoid-Symposium. 9:00 Begrüßung Angelika Hilbeck (ENSSER), Hartmut Graßl (VDW) (Video) 9:15 Erster Teil: Status Quo Vorsitzende: Randolf Menzel (Neuro-Biologie, FU Berlin), Christine von Weizsäcker (VDW) a. Historische Entwicklung der Kritik gegen …

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Citizen ForumSocial Sustainability and Biological Safety


Event of the COP-10 Partnership Co-organisers: Third World Network (TWN); Federation of German Scientists (Vereinigung Deutscher Wissenschaftler, VDW) Endorsed by: European Environment Agency (EEA), International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES), Nagoya Open University of the Environment (www), Nagoya University Graduate …

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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 of …

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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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Advancing the Understanding of Biosafety Social Sustainability and Biological Safety


Scientific Findings, Policy Reactions & Public Participation Co-organisers: Third World Network (TWN); Federation of German Scientists (Vereinigung Deutscher Wissenschaftler, VDW) Endorsed by: European Environment Agency (EEA), International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES), Unión de Científicos Comprometidos con la Sociedad (UCCS) …

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ENSSER Comments on the Retraction of the Séralini et al. 2012 Study


Journal’s retraction of rat feeding paper is a travesty of science and looks like a bow to industry 29.11.2013 – Elsevier’s journal Food and Chemical Toxicology has retracted the paper by Prof. Gilles-Eric Séralini’s group which found severe toxic effects (including liver congestions and …

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ENSSER Comments on Séralini et al. 2012


Comments available in English, Spanish, and Chinese/Mandarin! 05 Oct 2012 – The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) welcomes the study “Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize” of a group of research scientists …

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ENSSER calls for scientific debate of potential health risks of GM wheat instead of ad hominem attacks on researchers


On 11 September 2012, the Science Media Centre (SMC) published response comments (by Prof. Rick Roush, Assoc. Prof. Peter Dearden, Prof. Peter Langridge and Dr. Ian Edwards) in reply to expert scientific opinions about the safety of GM wheat varieties that have been developed …

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Support Letter / Lettre Soutien for Gilles-Eric Séralini & Co-Authors


May 10, 2010 – ENSSER and FSCinvite 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 discreditation campaign from certain sectors of the scientific community. This campaign …

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