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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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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GM maize in México: An irreversible path away from agricultural biodiversity, farmer livelihoods and the right to food within the center of origin of maize


Recommendations and requests – a call to action A pro-forma public consultation period in México of requests for commercial-scale planting of GM maize has just finished as the last procedural hurdle on the path to approval, despite all previous efforts to convey. We conclude …

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ENSSER Comments on the EFSA Draft Guidance on the Risk Assessment of Food and Feed from Genetically Modified Animals


 30 Sep 2011 – The current “Draft Guidance on the risk assessment of food and feed from genetically modified animals including animal health and welfare aspects published by EFSA on August 10, 2011 is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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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 EFSA Draft guidance document for the environmental risk assessment of 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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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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