161115 Poster Grounded Vision


Grounded Visions
Artistic Research into Environmental Issues

Co-curated by Boris Magrini and Jill Scott
Scientific advisor: Angelika Hilbeck

27. November 2015 - 23. March 2016
Monday to Friday, 11.00 - 19.00
ETH Zurich, Institute of Integrative Biology,
CHN Building, Green Floor, Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zurich

Friday, 27. November 2015, 17:00


Models of Diversity
Current Transdiscourses in Art,
Science and Social Issues

Day one - 19. February 2016
ETH Zurichm Institute of Integrative Biology,
CHN Building, Lecture Hall C14, Universitätstrasse 16,
8092 Zurich

Day two - 20. February 2016
Zurich University of the Arts, ZHdK Toni Areal,
Room: 5.K12, Pfingstweidstrasse 96
8005 Zurich

Zwischen Fairtrade und Profit
Wer sät, der erntet - oder doch nicht?

Zwischen Fairtrade und Profit

Authors: Fausta Borsani, Thomas Gröbly

Book presentation and Discussion

Monday, 23. November 2015, 19.30
Miller's, Seefeldstrasse 225, Zürich-Tiefenbrunnen

The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Sustainability (ENSSER) & the Federation of German Scientists present the Post-Neonicotinoid-Symposium

The Symposium takes place on 1st of December at Festsaal der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Luisenstraße 56, 10115 Berlin, Germany. 

You find the program and form of registration at the ENSSER website.

Prof. Dr. Gilles-Eric Séralini receives Whistleblower Award 2015 for public disclosure of risks to life and health

The Federation of German Scientists (VDW - Federation of German Scientists) and the German Section of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA) present the 2015 Whistleblower Award equally to the molecular biologists Prof. Dr. Gilles-Eric Séralini from the University of Caen (Normandy, France) and the former US drone pilot Brandon Bryant.

The awards will be presented on
Friday, 16 October 2015, at 7:30 pm
in the Bürgersaal of Karlsrue City Hall.

In 2012, Prof. Dr. Gilles-Eric Séralini and colleagues published a long-term feeding study with rats, showing toxic and carcinogenic effects of the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup and genetically engineered Roundup tolerant maize, in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (Elsevier). Subsequently the publication was highly criticised and attacked and ultimately led Elsevier to withdraw the paper on grounds of "inconclusiveness". This meant that the data was no longer to be cited. According to the Committee on Publication Ethids (COPE) this procedure violates the international publishing ethics: Withdrawing papers and the data they contain is only justifiedin cases of severe offences such as demonstrable falsification or manipulation, "honest error" or plagiarsm. In 2014, another peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Sciences Europe (Springer) re-published the paper.

Details about the Whistleblower Award Presentation 2015 and reasoning of the jury can be found here.