'Ifgene' GE workshop

9 - 11 May 2001

Preliminary announcement about a workshop on the intrinsic value and integrity of plants in the context of genetic engineering which Ifgene (International Forum for Genetic Engineering) will be holding at Dornach, near Basel, Switzerland from 9 to 11 May 2001.

Against a background of the Swiss constitution and draft 'Gen-Lex' making explicit the concept of the intrinsic value of living things we shall look at the meaning and implications of this for our dealings with plants.
Contributions are expected to include philosophical, aesthetic, ethical, social, agricultural and regulatory aspects.

More information can be found on the Swiss page of the Ifgene web site at
http://www.anth.org/ifgene/switzer.htm including contact details for ordering a programme & booking form as well as making booking enquiries.
We shall update this page once the speakers and the programme details are