GMOs..FREE TO CHOOSE?
Conference on GMO Free Zones, 11th (and 12th) JANUARY 2001
In the European Parliament, Brussels, auditorium 1G 02.(Spinelli entrance).
Co-organised by The Greens/EFA Group, The European Federation of Green Parties
and The Federation of Young European Greens.
AGENDA11th of January
(9.00-9.50 Pressconference /Breakfast for specially invited journalists)
10.00 Welcome and introduction- Heidi Hautala or Paul Lannoye. Co-president Greens/EFA.
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 and Ecology ,India.
"Will biotechnology feed the world’s hungry?"
*Brian Tokar, Institute of Social Ecology, USA. Scientist, author and grassroots activist.
"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 Grandão – member of the Worker´s Party in the Brazilian Parliament.
"The fight for a GMO-free Brazil, starting in Rio Grande do Sul".
*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 of Green Parties.
*Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio, Green Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Italy.
"Successful ban of GMOs in Italian regions.. the government is positive.. is the EU?"
*Francisco José Ormazabal, Basque Minister of Urban Planning, Housing and the
Environment, Basque Region.
"Can the Basque region become GMO-free?"
*Joseph Hoppichler, Federal Institute for Less-Favoured and Mountainous Areas, Austria.
"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 confirmed).
"GMOs and the anti globalisation movement. A bigger agenda?"
17.30 Closing session-Debate and discussion. Conclusions from the chair.
18.30 Close of formal proceeding.
19.00 Dinner at a Brussels restaurant. (For speakers.)
FRIDAY the 12th January 2001
NGO meetings and roundtable-discussions in the European Parliament.
No Conference Fees
Simultaneous translation in the main EU languages. (Only on Thursday the 11th.)
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