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


Conference Documents Conference paper: Levidow L, M Pimbert, P M Stassart, G Vanloqueren. “Agroecology in Europe: Conforming – or transforming the dominant agro-food regime?” Conference : “What is the problem and why a transformative agenda?” The website Agricultural Transition presents a wealth of studies, reports, …

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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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Sustainable Diet and Food Security


Belgian Nutrition Society (BNS), The Nutrition Society (NS) and Société Française de Nutrition (SFN) co-organize on 28 and 29 May 2013 in Lille under the auspices of the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS), a conference on “Sustainable Diet and Food Security”. This conference …

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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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The State of the GMO Planet


What has happened to Genetic Engineering in the world? And where are we leading now with GMOs? On August 31, 2012, a unique group of international scientists engaged with environmental and social questions around genetic engineering met for an open conversation on the state of …

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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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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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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 Public event: English, francaise   Poster …

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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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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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