Estimating acute mortality of Lepidoptera caused by the cultivation of insect-resistant Bt maize – The LepiX model


Article by LorenzFahse, Phillip Papastefanou, and Mathias Otto   Abstract The cultivation of Bt maize, genetically modified to be resistant to insect pests, has led to intense scientific and political debate about its possible adverse impacts on biodiversity. To better address this question we …

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ENSSER Statement on New Genetic Modification Techniques:


Products of new genetic modification techniques should be strictly regulated as GMOs [1] 27 September 2017 New genetic modification techniques (NGMTs) are increasingly being developed and applied to generate new varieties of food crops and livestock animals. They are also being used for other …

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First Signatories to the ENSSER Statement on New Genetic Modification Techniques


Michael Antoniou, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, King’s College London, London, UK Ricarda Steinbrecher, EcoNexus, UK Angelika Hilbeck, Institute of Integrative Biology, Department of Environmental Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland András Székács, Professor, Agro-Environmental Research Institute, National Agricultural Research and …

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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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Conference Documentation Published: Advancing the Understanding of Biosafety GMO Risk Assessment, Independent Biosafety Research and Holistic Analysis


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)  2012.  View the full documenation of the conference View the program …

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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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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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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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