|Scientific Conference 2016 - TAKING STOCK - 20 YEARS OF GM CROPS - 40 YEARS OF 'GENETIC ENGINEERING'
December 01, 2016
to December 02, 2016
Venue: Mexico City, Mexico
Scientific Conference 2016
TAKING STOCK - 20 YEARS OF GM CROPS - 40 YEARS OF 'GENETIC ENGINEERING'
Unión de Científicos Comprometidos con la Sociedad (UCCS)
Unión de Científicos Comprometidos con la Sociedad y la Naturaleza de América Latina (UCCSNAL)
European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER)
Third World Network (TWN)
1 – 2 December 2016, Mexico City – Mexico
Registration and full Programme: http://eventos.uccs.mx/conferencia-cientifica-2016
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This conference, preceding the 8th Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (COP-MOP8) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, will present scientific analysis and evaluation of the current state of knowledge on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), including their impacts on farmers, communities and the environment, also highlighting the uncontrolled spread of transgenes and GMOs. Special attention will be paid to the latest developments of genetic engineering, like genome editing, CRISPR/Cas and gene drives. The necessity, now more than ever, to take the precautionary principle as a guiding principle in GE developments, will pervade the conference.
"Taking Stock - 20 Years of GM Crops - 40 Years of 'Genetic Engineering'" is an eminent chance for everyone concerned, notably those who are going to attend COP-MOP8, to have a high caliber review and analysis of GM crops and to learn what is going on and what is about to happen in this field.