GMOs.. FREE TO CHOOSE?
Conference on GMO Free Zones, 11th JANUARY 2001
In the European Parliament, Brussels, auditorium 1G 02.
Co-organised by The Greens/EFA Group, The European Federation of Green
and The Federation of Young European Greens.
(9.00-9.50 Pressconference /Breakfast for specially invited journalists)
10.00 Welcome and introduction- Heidi Hautala or Paul Lannoye.
10.15 The battle against GM food: so far so good?
CHAIR: Paul Lannoye or Heidi Hautala
Vandana Shiva, Director Research Foundation for Science Technology
"Will biotechnology feed the world's hungry?"
Brian Tokar, Institute of Social Ecology, USA. Scientist, author and
"The political movement against biotechnology in the USA"
Benny Haerlin, Greenpeace International GMO Campaign Director.
"NGOs and the International anti-GMO campaign"
11.30 Debate and discussion
12.10 GMO-free Zones- Who holds the power?
CHAIR: Hiltrud Breyer, MEP
Maria Idalina de Sant´Ana, biotechnology adviser of deputy João
member of the Worker´s Party in the Brazilian Parliament.
"The fight for a GMO-free Brazil, starting in Rio Grande
Peg Putt, Tasmanian Green MP and anti GMO campaigner, Australia.
"The fight for a GMO-free Tasmania"
13.00 Debate and Discussion
15.00 The European Situation ?Existing GMO-free regions?
CHAIR: Arnold Cassola, General Secretary of the European Federation
Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio, Green Minister of Agriculture and Forestry,
"Successful ban of GMOs in Italian regions.. the government
is positive.. is the EU?"
Francisco José Ormazabal, Basque Minister of Urban Planning,
and the Environment, Basque Region. (To be confirmed.)
"Can the Basque region become GMO-free?"
Joseph Hoppichler, Federal Institute for Less-Favoured and Mountainous
"Concepts of GMO-free Environmentally Sensitive Areas."
16.00 Debate and discussion
16.40 GMO-free zones, GMO-free world, where do we go from here?
CHAIR: Jill Evans MEP, Greens/EFA Group,(Wales).
Dario Fo, writer and Nobel Prize winner ,Italy. (To be confirmed)
Jose Bové, founder of Confederation Paysanne, France. (To be
"GMOs and the anti globalisation movement. A bigger agenda?"
17.30 Closing session-Debate and discussion. Conclusions from the
18.30 Close of formal proceeding.
19.00 Dinner at a Brussels restaurant. (For speakers.)
FRIDAY the 12th January 2001
Possibility of NGO meetings and roundtable-discussions in the European
No Conference Fees
Simultaneous translation in the main EU languages
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