Now you see it, now you don’t: How EFSA and BfR reached a different decision than the IARC Working Group on glyphosate.
Presentation by CSS member Prof. Dr. Christopher Portier, Senior Collaborating Scientist with the Environmental defense Fund and former member of numerous WHO/IARC scientific committees.
No One Served: Who Is to Blame for the Failure of GMO Golden Rice?
- Golden Rice
At the end of June 2016, a number of Nobel laureates accused Greenpeace’s campaign against Golden Rice as a „crime against humanity“ and called upon governments around the world to „do everything in their power to oppose Greenpeace’s actions and accelerate the access of farmers to all the tools of modern biology, especially seeds improved through biotechnology“. In their article Millions Spent, No One Served: Who Is to Blame for the Failure of GMO Golden Rice? published in Independent Science News, Angelika Hilbeck and Hans Herren show disappointment in the letter’s emotional, accusing language and the use of scientifically unsubstantiated claims. They offer 5 facts that show why golden rice is failing and why this concept is generally no solution for world hunger.
Open letter on new biotechnologies from the Latin American Union of Concerned Scientists with Society and Nature (UCCSNAL)
- New GE techniques
In their letter, UCCSNAL question the safety of CRISPR/Cas9 and other new biotechnologies as well as the influence of science in the decision-making process regarding the adoption of the new technologies. They fear that these technologies will further increase monopolistic powers over seeds, land grabbing and migration from the land and also have other, unanticipated impacts.
"The new technologies facilitate faster, more extensive changes in the genetic material of more organisms, and at lower cost", they argue.
UCCSNAL demands a halt of all experimentation in this field. Rather, science should be based on acroecological techniques and local knowledges.
Klimaabkommen von Paris - Erfolg oder Beruhigungspille?
Friday, 8th April 2016, 17:30 Uhr
University of Zurich, Hauptgebäude,
Rämistrasse 71, KOL H 312
Prof. em. Dr. Andreas Fischlin
Dr. Michael Dittmar
Dr. Juanita Schläpfer-Miller
Population, Envrionment, Ethics:
Where We Stand Now
April 28th 2016
Metro m1, Station UNIL-Sorge
Professor Paul R. Ehrlich