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 cafete hohenheim (www)

University came under severe criticism already in the run-up

This conference was organised to support the scientific and public debate about appropriate GM food risk assessment in general and the Séralini et al. 2012-publication specifically. Even before the rector of the University Hohenheim received his invitation personally, he was urged by several colleagues not to participate at the opening. The invited representatives of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the European Glyphosate Task Force (GTF) declined their invitation. The organisers are thankful that the rector of the University of Hohenheim decided to speak at the conference because he regards the university as the “very place for freedom of speech and debate” (text of speech).


Part 1 – Katharinensaal (Euro Forum)


09:10 – 09:15 Co-organisers and students’ representatives

09:15 – 09:45 Rector of the University of Hohenheim
Prof. Dr. Stephan Dabbert (download)


09:45 – 12:45

Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize
Prof. Dr. Gilles-Eric Séralini, University of Caen (France)

Kritische Anmerkungen zu der Publikation von Séralini et al. (2012)
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Jany, Vice President for Teaching and Research, Wadi International University (Syria); download text

Vergleichende Evaluation der Fütterungsstudien von GV Pflanzen für die EU Zulassung
Dr. Angelika Hilbeck, chairperson of ENSSER (Switzerland)


13:30 – 14:45

moderated by Manfred Ladwig, journalist at SWR (public radio and TV company)

Part 2 – Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology (SIMT)


Further information

Press coverage: FAZ, Boeblinger Bote, Stuttgarter Zeitung