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 what some have called “The GMO Planet.” About 150 people joined and heard an update, as well as catch a glimpse from the inside of the world of Biosafety.

Participants

  • Angelika Hilbeck, of ETH-Zürich, Switzerland; GenØk: The National Center for Biosafety, Norway; and the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, Germany
  • Hartmut Meyer, of the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, Germany
  • Elena Alvarez-Buylla, of UNAM: National University of Mexico, Mexico; and Unión de Científicos Comprometidos con la Sociedad, Mexico
  • Ignacio Chapela, of UC Berkeley, USA; and GenØk: The National Center for Biosafety, Norway
  • Miguel Altieri, of UC Berkeley, USA; the Center for the Study of the Americas, USA; and Sociedad Científica Latinoamericana de Agroecología, USA

 

Right To Know Radio Show at KSCO, Santa Cruz

On August 7, 2012, the Right to Know Show featured Hartmut Meyer, coordinator of ENSSER, and Pamm Larry, initiator of the 2012 California ballot initiative to label GM food. Hartmut reported about the fight for GM food labeling in Germany and the EU which had taken place two decades ago. Pamm introduced into Prop 37 and the importance of GM food labeling for California and the USA.

 

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