| français (original) | Español |

www.alliance21.org > Proposal Papers > Workgroup on Humanity and the Biosphere

Civil society and GMOs: What Strategies Should be Applied Internationally?

Published in August 2001

Since the introduction into the market of GMOs in 1996, the polemic between opponents and partisans has been feeding the international debate, as much on the effects of GMOs in the nutritional domain as on those in the biotechnological and environmental ones.

Whereas the first argue that this biotechnological revolution will make it possible to save humanity from malnutrition and certain diseases while protecting the planet from environmental deteriorations, according to opponents, GMOs expose the planet and humanity, on the contrary, to uncontrolled food risks, loss of famers' autonomy, loss of biodiversity, etc. This document provides a summary of the present terms of the debate. Facing this long-term world stake, it presents a certain number of proposals by civil society, analyzes the conditions of their application, and the strategies to reach them. Japanese version: http://www2.odn.ne.jp/~cdu37690/

Coordinated by ...

- Frédéric Prat

Développement de travaux dans le champ de la diffusion et information sur l’agriculture organique, organismes génétiquement modifiés, la responsabilité des scientifiques, la définition du progrès et le principe de précaution. A participé au chantier "Biodiversité" de l’Alliance pour un Monde Responsable, Pluriel et Solidaire.

Site - Groupe d’étude et de services pour l’économie des ressources (GEYSER)


Topics Included

biodiversity . civil society . GMO . science and technology control . world

Workgroup Papers

Go ! Sustainable Forest Management
Go ! Agriculture and Sustainable Development
Go ! An Energy-efficiency Strategy for the Twenty-first Century
Go ! Civil society and GMOs: What Strategies Should be Applied Internationally?
Go ! Environmental Education
Go ! Food Sovereignty and International Trade Negotiations
Go ! Food, Nutrition, and Public Policies
Go ! Industrial Ecology: Agenda for the Long-term Evolution of the Industrial System
Go ! People’s Right to Feed Themselves and Achieve Food Sovereignty
Go ! Proposals on Food Security
Go ! Proposals Related to the Water Issue
Go ! Rejecting the Privatization of Life and Proposing Alternatives
Go ! Save Our Soils to Sustain Our Societies (SOS2)

1999-2009 Alliance for a Responsible, Plural and United World Legal Notices RSS Keeping in touch with the Web site