Contact for Interviews: <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Richard Morrison, 202.331.2273<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />
Does the European Biotech Moratorium
Harm the Developing World?
The Problem of Import Restrictions on
Genetically Engineered Food
A panel of distinguished international scientists will discuss developing world experience with biotech crops and their extraordinary potential to help alleviate hunger and poverty. They will also discuss the impact of the EU biotech crop moratorium on developing countries and call on the EU to end the moratorium immediately. Speakers include:
Dr. Norman Borlaug (invited)
Nobel Peace Prize Winner, International Center for Maize and Wheat Research
Professor C.S. Prakash
Tuskegee University Center for Plant Biotechnology Research
Professor Diran Makinde
Vinda University School of Agriculture, South Africa
Dr. Ariel Alvarez-Morales
Center for Research and Advanced Studies, Irapuato, Mexico
Biotech cotton farmer, KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa
Tuesday, May 13, 2003
Noon to 1:30pm
1610 H Street NW
(One block north of the White House)
Lunch will be served. For more information, please call Megan McLaughlin at 202-331-2271.
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