Co-Extra Newsletter 11 (14 August, 2009)

  • Co-Extra International Conference: Presentations are now available online
  • Germany: New standard GMO-free logo introduced
  • New research project towards improved verification of genetically modified organisms
  • GMCC-09: Early Bird Registration closes tomorrow

 

>> Co-Extra International Conference: Presentations are now available online.

The Co-Extra research project presented the results of four years of scientific research and discussed how these integrate with other EU and international studies to provide information for the management of GMOs and their products from farm to fork.

Invited presentations also presented the results of the related EU research projects – SIGMEA and Transcontainer – and from representatives of non-EU countries to provide a broader picture of current knowledge both within and outside of Europe.

For further information please click here.  

 

>> Germany: New standard GMO-free logo introduced

The German Minister for Agriculture, Ilse Aigner (CDU), has presented a standardised logo for food products ‘without gene technology’. Improvement of the poor acceptance of the ‘without gene technology’ label is expected thereby. To date, only a few manufacturers have made use of this tag. More

 

>> New research project towards improved verification of genetically modified organisms

Since June 1, 2009, the German Federal Bureau of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) has collaborated with its British counterpart, the "Food Standards Agency", to support the two-year research and development project known as "GMOseek". More.

 

>> 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. More.