9th GMO Free Europe Conference
Berlin, September 6th and 7th 2018

Once again, we cordially invite you to join us for a European debate of GMO Free regions, NGOs, enterprises, scientists and other institutions. Our 9th conference will be co-organised with the Ministry for Environment, Climate Protection, Agriculture and Consumer Protection of the State of Hesse. It's State Secretary, Dr. Beatrix Tappeser, is the president of the GMO Free Regions Network of 64 regional governments of the European Union.

The official part of the Conference will be held on Friday, 7th September at the representation of the State of Hesse in Berlin. On the evening of Thursday, 6th September, the Conference is invited to representation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate and will be welcomed by its Minister of the Environment, Energy, Food and Forestry, Ulrike Höfken. On Thursday 6th September an all-day internal NGO meeting will be held at the Henrich-Böll-Foundation in Berlin. The key issue of the Conference will be new technologies of "gene editing", especially CRISPR-Cas and its wide spread future applications in agriculture and the wider environment. One of these applications, "gene drives" will play a prominent role in the debate. Please register!

GMO Free Europe, Berlin 2015

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GMO Free Europe
Brussels 2012

The 7th European GMO Free Regions Conference welcomed 200 participants from 33 countries inSeptember 2012 in Brussels. Key issues were the question of national bans for the cultivation of GMO crops. Sofia Gatica and Maria Godoy, two mothers from Argentina, called upon Europeans to stop the import of GM soybeans. Conference proceedings

GMO Free Europe
Brussels 2010

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Lucern 2009

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Planet Diversity
Bonn 2008

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GMO-Free Regions
Brussels 2007

300 participants from 37 countries gathered at the European Parliament in Brussels, 19-20 April 2007 to discuss strategies of the GMO free regions movement as well as burning issues such as the impacts of agro-fuels on sustainable agriculture. Proceedings



GMO-free Regions
Berlin 2006

250 representatives of regional governments, municipalities, companies, farmers unions, consumer and environmental organisations and initiatives from 35 countries met in Berlin on January 14 - 15, 2006, for the 2nd GMO Free Regions conference.

GMO FREE Europe, Berlin 2005

The First GMO Free Regions Conference took place in Berlin 22-23rd January 2005 in the Harnack house of the Max-Planck Society. 190 participants from 25 countries adopted the "Berlin Manifesto" of GMO Free Regions in Europe. More Details