Event

The future of GMOs in Europe - experiences and best practices

18.11.2015 - 15:00
- 18.11.2015 - 18:30
Last Updated: 24.11.2015 - 12:00
Room JAN 6Q2, European Parliament, Brussels

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Wednesday
15:00
Welcome speech
Speakers
Elisabeth KÖSTINGER, EPP Group Vice-Coordinator in the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the European Parliament (EP)
György HÖLVÉNYI, Member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the EP
15:15
Part I: State of play– the EU’s GMO agenda
Chaired by Giovanni LA VIA, Chairman of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the EP
Speakers
Ladislav MIKO, Deputy Director-General of DG SANTE, European Commission, on the authorisation of GMOs and citizens' views
Elisabeth WAIGMANN, EFSA, on Genetically Modified Organisms (including environmental risk assessment and post-market environmental monitoring)
CV
Short debate and Q&A
Speakers
Alojz PETERLE, Substitute Member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the EP
16:15
Part II: Member States’ approaches and best practices
Chaired by György HÖLVÉNYI, Member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the EP
Speakers
Katalin TÓTH, Deputy State Secretary, Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture, on the Hungarian GMO-free strategy - a new initiative for labelling and addressing the protein issue
CV
Pere PUIGDOMÈNECH, CSIC, Spanish Research Council, on the experiences of GMO cultivation - a Spanish perspective
Short debate and Q&A
Speakers
Albert DESS, Substitute Member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the EP
17:15
Part III: The impact of GMO policies
Chaired by Elisabeth KÖSTINGER, EPP Group Vice-Coordinator in the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the EP
Speakers
Matthias KRÖN, Danube Soya Association, on the protein issue
CV
Pedro NARRO SANCHEZ, EuropaBio, on the biotech industry’s aspects
CV
Alexander HISSTING, VLOG, on GMO-free food and feed market
CV
Short debate and Q&A
Speakers
Christofer FJELLNER, Substitute Member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the EP
18:15
Final conclusions
Speakers
Elisabeth KÖSTINGER, EPP Group Vice-Coordinator in the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the EP

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