New breeding techniques: Hidden GMOs?

Wednesday, 2 Mar 2016 14:30



This conference will look at so-called “new breeding techniques” in EU farming and food production. Are they, in reality, hidden GMOs? Speakers from NGOs, science, business and European authorities will discuss the risks for food safety, environment and health, as well as their legal status.


New techniques and EU farming and food production

Moderation by José Bové

  • Yves Bertheau (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique-MNHN)
  • IFOAM EU group – M. Thomas Fertl
  • European Coordination Via Campesina – Sebastian Kussman

Which risks for food safety, environment and health with the new techniques?

Moderation by Bart Staes

Legal basis of the new techniques

Moderation by Maria Heubuch

  • Consultant Patent Attorney - Julian Cockbain
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  • Réseau Semences Paysannes - M. Patrick de Kochko
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  • Corporate Europe Observatory - Ms. Nina Holland
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  • European Commission - DG SANTE


by Maria Heubuch, José Bové and Bart Staes

The Greens/European Free Alliance