Conference: Modern biotechnologies in agriculture – Paving the way for responsible innovation

The European Commission is organising a high-level conference on "Modern Biotechnologies in Agriculture – Paving the way for responsible innovation". This one-day conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2017.

The aim of the conference is to stimulate an informed and open debate among all stakeholders on how the EU can benefit from modern biotechnologies and innovation in the food and agricultural sector while maintaining high safety standards. The participants will be prominent European policy makers, relevant industry stakeholders, representatives of civil society, scientists, and government experts. Keynote speakers will be: Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Professor at Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, and Janusz Bujnicki, Professor and member of the Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism.

The conference is free to attend, but places are limited. The conference will be streamed live.

For the preliminary programme and more information: please go to the European Commission's website. A link to the live-streaming will be made available on this website as well.

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