Proceedings

<h4>SATURDAY </h4> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A href="http://gmo.zs-intern.de/fileadmin/files/participants-list-20060115.pdf" target=_blank>list of participants</A>
9:00 9:30 Opening speeches
9:30 11:00 <strong>GMO-free Regions 2006 - an overview</strong>
presentation of political developments in the regions and EU; short interviews with representatives from the regions<br><A href="http://www.gmo-free-regions.org/Downloads/gmfree_regions_overview_sa.pdf" target="">GM-free Regions Overview</A><br><A href="http://gmo.zs-intern.de/fileadmin/files/GMO-free_Russia-statement.pps" target="">Russia</A><br>
11:00 13:00 <strong>Political Panel discussion: GM or non-GM? Rights and opportunities of regional self-determination</strong>
Andrä Rupprechter, Ministry of Agriculture, Austria (EU presidency)<br />Josef Stockinger, Agricultural Minister of Upper-Austria<br />Fabio Boscaleri, Agricultural Ministry of Tuscany, Italy <br />Pawel Polanecki, Deputy Chairman of the Sejim of Mazowie, Poland<br />Gabriele Friderich, City Council of Munich, Germany<br />Hansjörg Walter, Member of Swiss Parliament, President of Farmers Union, Switzerland
14:30 16:30 <strong>Parallel workshops and presentations</strong>
<LINK 258>A1</LINK> - Legal strategies - regional, national, EU<br /><LINK 410>A2</LINK> - GMO planting in 2006<br /><LINK 411>A3</LINK> - GM-free animal feed<br /><LINK 412>A4</LINK> - Protected areas & biodiversity<br /><LINK 413>A5</LINK>- Risk assessments & scientific promotion of co-existence
17:00 18:30 <strong>Science Panel</strong>
Sue Mayer, Genewatch, UK: <A href="http://gmo.zs-intern.de/fileadmin/files/Sue_Mayer-gm-contamination.ppt" target="">Traceability and contamination experiences</A><br />Katja Moch, Öko-Institut e.V., Germany: <A href="http://gmo.zs-intern.de/fileadmin/files/Epigenetics-Science-Panel-Moch.pdf" target=_blank>Epigenetics - beyond the gene dogma</A><br />Broder Breckling, Bremen University: <A href="http://gmo.zs-intern.de/fileadmin/files/Broder_GMO_Free_Region.pdf" target=_blank>Outcrossing&nbsp; experience and predictions for GMOs, an overview</A><br />Adrian Bebb, Friends of the Earth Europe: Science and stakeholders<br />Angelika Hilbeck, ETH Zürich, <A href="http://gmo.zs-intern.de/fileadmin/files/hilbeck_science.ppt" target=_blank>soil impacts</A>
<strong>SUNDAY</strong>
9:00 10:30 <strong>Business Panel </strong>
Jochen Koester, IMCOPA, Brazil / Switzerland: <A href="http://gmo.zs-intern.de/fileadmin/files/koester_panel.ppt" target=_blank>GM-free soybean imports and availability</A><br />Josef Jacobi, Upländer Bauernmilch, Germany: GMO-free milk, a dairy experience<br />Andreas Swoboda, Tegut supermarkets, Germany: A retailer’s responsibility in the region<br />Sonia Scaramagli, Coop italia: Comsumer strategies to defend GM free Regions and small business
11:30 12:30 <strong>Parallel workshops and presentations</strong>
<LINK 414>B1</LINK> - Plants for the future - research and visions for tomorrow's agriculture<br /><LINK 415>B2</LINK> - Outcrossing, contamination and co-existence - state of science and experience<br /><LINK 418>B3</LINK> - Trans-Regional co-operation and organisation<br /><LINK 416>B4</LINK> - Seed protection and GM free seed supply<br /><LINK 417>B5</LINK> - The EU GM approval and co-existence debate and policy<br /><LINK 419>
13:30 15:00 <strong>Plants for the future - different visions of tomorrow's bio-economy</strong>
Florianne Koechlin, Blauen Institute, Switzerland<br />Felix Prinz zu Löwenstein, president, organic producers and processors association BOELW, Germany<br /><A href="http://gmo.zs-intern.de/fileadmin/files/RUSSU_TOSCAN_GMO_LAW.ppt" target=_blank>Maria Riccardo Russu</A>, Tuscan Regional Agency for Development and Innovation in Agriculture, Italy<br />Christophe Bonneuil, Fondation Sciences Citoyennes, France<br />
15:30 17:00 <strong>Concluding panel: The challenges ahead</strong>
Renaud Layadi, GMO-free Regional Governments Network<br />Estelle Delangle, Assembly of European Regions<br />Olivier Keller, Confederation Paysanne, France<br />Cinzia Scaffidi, Director of studies and research, Slow Food International, Italy<br />Hubert Weiger, Nature Protection Federation Bavaria and Agro-Alliance, Germany<br />David Cuming, Consumers International, UK<br />Helen Holder, Friends of the Earth Europe<br />Janusz Wojciechowski, Vize President of the European Parliaments committee for agriculture, Poland
17:00 <i>Farewell</i>
17:30 21:00 <strong>Film preview "We feed the world" with discussion and reception</strong><br />At Delphi-Filmpalast in co-operation with Boje/Buck production, moderator: Renate Künast