International Conference in South Korea - a starting point?
On 29 of September an international Conference of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol will start in South Korea. Amongst others it will deal with the issue of unintended transboundary movements of genetically engineered organisms. A broad coalition of organisations are calling for initiatives to stop the uncontrolled spread of genetically engineered organisms into the environment. Testbiotech is demanding that the EU Member States take the lead in initiatives.
Vorträge der Veranstaltung von Testbiotech online
Am 7. Mai 2014 fand in Berlin die Tagung zum Thema "Gentechnik - Pflanzen: Risiko ohne Kontrolle?" statt. Die Video-Aufzeichnungen der Vorträge von Professor Dr. Elena Álvarez-Buylla, Wolfgang Koehler, Dr. Thomas Kyris, Andreas Bauer-Panskus und Dr. Broder Breckling sind jetzt online: http://vimeo.com/testbiotech.
Civil society organisations send a further letter to Jean-Claude Juncker
19 August 2014 Several organisations including Testbiotech have again criticised the creation of the post of chief scientific adviser (CSA) to the European Commission. In the letter published today concerns are voiced that the position of CSA is “fundamentally problematic as it concentrates too much influence in one person”.