IAASTD+10: ten years on from the largest agricultural assessment ever


In 2009, ca. 400 authors contributed to the unique “International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development” (IAASTD). Now, a group of former authors and review editors of the IAASTD, including two ENSSER members, Jack Heinemann and Angelika Hilbeck, decided to commemorate …

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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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Einseitige Angriffe und eine voreingenommene Berichterstattung zum EuGH Urteil über neue Gentechnikmethoden entlarven ein anmassendes und unaufgeklärtes Wissenschafts- Demokratie- und Rechtsverständnis


Verfasst von: Dr. Eva Gelinsky und Dr. Angelika Hilbeck – ENSSER Einleitung “Nothing has been “banned”. Interpreting laws that simply recognise the novelty and distinctiveness of different kinds of GM breeding processes, the ECJ is merely offering a consistent framework of interpretation within which …

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One-sided attacks and biased reporting of the ECJ judgement regarding new genetic engineering methods reveal an arrogant and unenlightened understanding of science, democracy and law


By Dr Eva Gelinsky and Dr Angelika Hilbeck – ENSSER   Introduction “Nothing has been “banned”. Interpreting laws that simply recognise the novelty and distinctiveness of different kinds of GM breeding processes, the ECJ is merely offering a consistent framework of interpretation within which …

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Press Release from the Annual Assembly


Press Release The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, at its 7th annual assembly in Athens this year, has expressed its sympathy and solidarity with the victims of the recent disastrous floods in Mandras, Attika. Participating scientists at the meeting, from …

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


PR 03/12 ENSSER calls for scientific debate of potential health risks of GM wheat instead of ad hominem attacks on researchers 19 Sep 2012 – On 11 September 2012, the Science Media Centre (SMC) published response comments (by Prof. Rick Roush, Assoc. Prof. Peter Dearden, …

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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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Swiss researchers confirm lethal effects of genetically modified Bt toxin on young ladybird larvae – Counter-research based on flawed methodology


PR 01/12 Swiss researchers confirm lethal effects of genetically modified Bt toxin on young ladybird larvae – Counter-research based on flawed methodology Schweizer Forscher bestätigen negative Effekte von gentechnisch verändertem Bt-Toxin auf junge Marienkäferlarven – Gegenstudie ohne negative Effekte wendet zweifelhafte Methodik an Des …

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