Blanche Magarinos-ReyAttorney at the Paris Bar, specialized in Environmental Law.
Claire RobinsonCo-director of GMWatch
Claire Robinson is co-director of GMWatch, which provides the public with news and comment on genetically modified foods and crops and their associated pesticides. She is a co-author with two genetic engineers (including Prof Michael Antoniou) of the book GMO Myths and Truths, now in its 4th edition.
Michael Antoniou Professor of Molecular Genetics and Toxicology and Head of the Gene Expression and Therapy Group at King's College LondonMichael AntoniouProfessor of Molecular Genetics and Toxicology and Head of the Gene Expression and Therapy Group at King's College London
Michael Antoniou is Professor of Molecular Genetics and Toxicology and Head of the Gene Expression and Therapy Group at
King’s College London. He uses genetic engineering techniques in a medical context and is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed articles.
The EU proposal for deregulation of new-GMOs: content and implications for Farmers, Consumers, and the Seed Sector
Main objective of the workshop:
The aim is to explore the implications a potential deregulation of new GMOs at EU level could have on the seed sector and to see how to preserve the integrity and diversity of our genetic resources from new GMOs.
Short description of the workshop
Since the publication of its working document in April 2021, the European Commission keeps paving the way to deregulate new GMOs at EU level, with the aim of abolishing mandatory labelling, safety checks and transparency requirements for the new generation of GMOs. Such a change in the current GMO legislation would have implications for the whole seed sector and threaten the possibility of remaining GMO-free. To preserve the integrity and diversity of our genetic resources, we will explore and discuss different possibilities during the workshop.