Biodevastation 2 Programme (New Delhi)

The International Citizens Strategy Meeting on “Genetic Engineering and Patents on Life”
9 and 10 March 1999
Sri Aurobindo Ashram, New Delhi

9 March

10 am Welcoming by Indu Pillay, Principal, Mother Intl. School
Opening Remarks – a farmer rep. from Andhra Pradesh

Reports from the Planet

10:15 Japan – Setsuko Yasuda
Mika Iba, NESSFE
10:30 Asia Pacific Jennifer Mourin, PAN Asia Pacific
10:40 Europe Thomas Schweiger, Greenpeace
Linda Bullard, IFOAM
10:50 U.K. Mae Wan Ho, Open University
11:00 France Etienne, Ecoropa
11:10 U.S.A. Brian Tokar, Goddard College, Inst. for Social Ecology
Beth Burrows, Edmonds Institute
Ronnie Cummins, Campaign for Food Safety and Organic Consumers Action
Michael Hansen, Consumer Policy Institute
11:30 TEA BREAK
11:50 Canada Tony Clarke, Polaris Institute
12:00 Bangladesh
12:10 Pakistan
12:20 Sri Lanka
12:30 India Women’s Action
RFSTE (on Monsanto’s field trials)
Sateesh, Director, DDS
1pm LUNCH

The Scientific Challenge of Biosafety

2:30 Mae Wan Ho, Open University
3:00 Terje Traavik, University of Tromsu, Norway
3:30 TEA BREAK
4:00 John Fagan,
4:30 Pushpa Bhargava

10 March Strategies for Resistance and Regeneration

Time
Resistance strategies

10am The Monsanto and Genetic Engineering Campaign
Global Days of Action – Ronnie Cummins Monsanto, Quit India – Afsar Jafri
11:30 TEA BREAK
11:50 Campaign against TRIPs/W.T.O. and Patents on life
Vandana Shiva
Kimberly Wilson, Council for Responsible Genetics
Beth Burrows, Edmonds Institute

1pm LUNCH

Regeneration strategies

2:30 Organic agriculture
Linda Bullard, IOFAM
Sultan Ismail, ARISE
3:30 TEA BREAK
4:00 Seed saving
UBINIG
Deccan Development Society
Michael Fanton, Seed Savers Network, Austrailia
Navdanya
4:30 Alternatives to IPRs
Seed Satyagreha
Common Rights

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