ENSSER comments on EFSA Draft guidance document for the environmental risk assessmentof genetically modified plants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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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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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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EFSA Consultative Workshop on Draft Guidance on Selection of Comparators for the Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Plants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Authority (EFSA) held a consultative workshop in Brussels on 31 March 2011 to discuss the views of stakeholders on its draft guidance for the selection of Genetically Modified (GM) plant comparators.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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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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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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