REGULATORY ISSUES OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (GMOs) 24 - 25 June, Maastricht, NL The vast scientific advances made in recent years, particularly in the area of biotechnology, have led to new legal problems and policy questions. Nowhere this is as apparent as in the area of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Regulators must weigh the possible risks as well as benefits of GM products and must take account of inter alia the economic benefits of GM crops, consumer perceptions of risk, the precautionary principle, the role of stakeholders and ethical concerns. This course will address these issues and will feature the current regulatory approaches and practical difficulties as well as future changes. Convenor: Ellen Vos (University of Maastricht). Lecturers: Brian Sheridan, (Oppenheimer Wolff & LDonnelly Llp, Brussels); Harry A. Kuiper, Head of Food Safety and Health Department VGV, Institute for Quality Control of Agricultural Products RIKILT-DLO), Wageningen; David Vogel (UCLA Berkley); Roland Bal, (Rotterdam University); Philip van Lelyveld, (DSM Utrecht) and others. Seminar fee EURO690,- (limited number of scholarships available). For more information and application, please visit the seminar URL: http://www.amsu.edu/courses/law/law62002.htm or contact Mr. Ruggero Lala, course co-ordinator (email@example.com)
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