GMCC-09: Early Bird Registration closes tomorrow

This is a reminder that early bird registration for the GMCC-09 conference ends this weekend, 15 August 2009. The 2009 Genetically Modified Crops Coexistence Conference (GMCC’09) will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 10 – 12 November 2009.

The conference will cover key issues on coexistence between GM and non-GM agricultural supply chains ranging from production level to the market place.

Topics include:

  • Gene flow in agricultural systems,
  • Strategies for coexistence and organisational measures across the supply chain,
  • Socio-economics of coexistence and cost/benefit analysis of coexistence strategies,
  • Legal and policy issues of coexistence frameworks, and
  • Traceability and control of coexistence.

The 2009 Melbourne GMCC event will be the first time the conference has been held outside of Europe. The conference will highlight the progress of the Australian approach to coexistence between GM/non-GM canola. The conference will also address the planning of coexistence measures in advance of other GM crop introductions. The GMCC’09 conference will be highly relevant for industry, policy, agricultural biotechnology R&D and agribusiness communities.