Documentation of the symposium

 Presentations of the Symposium

Introductory Speech

 

Dr. Steven M. Druker,

founder of the Alliance for Bio-Integrity, author of the book «Altered Genes, Twisted Truth», USA.

Why “Bioengineering” is really Biohacking

 

 

 

Keynote Speeches Session 1:
Knowledge gaps in the risk assessment of GMOs

 

Dr. Angelika Hilbeck,

Institute of Integrative Biology IBZ, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland.

Bt crops – what is left of the great promises?

 

 

Dr. Judy Carman,

Epidemiologist and Biochemist, South Australia.

Are GMOs safe to eat?  Current inadequate requirements for feeding studies and what happens when you exceed them.

 

 

Prof. Dr. Patrick Matthias,

Senior Group Leader at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland.

Genetically modified plants: Opportunities and challenges – the road ahead.

 

 

Prof. Jack Heinemann,

Lecturer in Genetics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

How (some) regulators are getting it wrong on RNA-based genetic engineering.

 

 

Panel Discussion Session 1:
Knowledge gaps in the risk assessment of GMOs

 

Panelists: Angelika Hilbeck, Judy Carman, Patrick Matthias, Jack Heinemann, Sylvain Aubry, Michael Beer, Anne-Garbielle Wust-Saucy

Moderation: Steven M. Druker

 

 

Keynote Speeches Session 2:
Which innovation for which agriculture? Transforming the agrofood production system and the research agenda.

 

Dr. David Gee,

former member of the European Environment Agency (EEA), UK.

Precaution and innovation: Implications for GMOs and agroecology.

 

 

Dr. Les Levidow,

The Open University, UK.

Agroecological innovation: Transforming the dominant agro-food system?

 

 

Prof. Michel Pimbert,

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience at Coventry University, UK.

Agroecology for food sovereignty.

 

 

Dr. Hans Rudolf Herren,

President and CEO of the Millennium Institute, founder of Biovision, Switzerland.

Learning from the past for a better future. Why a complex food system is needed.

 

 

Panel Discussion Session 2:
Which innovation for which agriculture? Transforming the agrofood production system and the research agenda.

 

Panelists: David Gee, Les Levidow, Michel Pimbert, Hans Rudolf Herren, Eva Gelinsky, Amadeus Zschunke, Jochen Koester

Moderation: Angelika Hilbeck