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This opinion piece discusses public perceptions about genetically modified (GM) crops and other emerging technologies. Given that public attitudes are among the most important factors determining the successful development and implementation of technology, the piece says that it is necessary to consider...
The Parties to the UN Economic Commission for Europe's (UNECE's) Aarhus Convention have passed an amendment to give the public in each country the right to submit comments on the sale and commercial release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Public authorities will be required under the convention...
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a summary document from an e-mail conference that took place earlier this year on "Public participation in decision-making regarding GMOs [genetically modified organisms] in developing countries: How to effectively involve rural people." There...
This opinion piece argues against "unthinking subservience" to the public participation principle in scientific decision making. The piece is critical of "Going public," an editorial published in the October 21, 2003 edition of the journal Nature. It says that the editorial, like...
This report summarizes the proceedings of the first sub-regional workshop organized by the UNEP/GEF Project on National Biosafety Framework (NBF). The event was held November 12-15, 2002 in Windhoek, Namibia. During the workshop's opening plenary session, participants formed focus groups to address...
This opinion piece says that "Going public," an editorial published in the October 21, 2003 edition of the journal Nature, makes a persuasive case for upstream public engagement in science funding. The piece calls the setting up of committees of non-scientists to advise existing funding bodies...
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is organizing an e-mail conference on public awareness and public participation regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for food and agriculture in developing countries. The conference will take place January 10 - February 6, 2005. More information...
This article says poor nations are turning to genetic engineering to increase food supplies, not just agribusiness profits, and to protect harvests from the ravages of climate change, pests, and pathogens. For years, the article says there has been a "taboo" on genetic modification, "inspired...
When asked to choose five out of 15 environmental issues about which they are most concerned, 20 percent of Europeans surveyed have chosen genetically modified organisms (GMOs), down from 24 percent in 2004. According to a new "Eurobarometer" survey, GMOs were chosen seventh-most, out of the...
This article summarizes a recent lecture given by Margaret A. Davidson, Director of the U.S.'s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to more than 400 attendees of the joint annual meetings of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society...