An update on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

The Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, the coordinator for the IAP initiative on GMO, has made available to IAP members two reports that were formulated on occasion of an International Workshop held on the topic in Berlin on 26-27 May 2006. The first report focuses on the relationship between consumers' health and consumption of GMO food and the second deals with  GMO insect-resistant crops in developing countries.

The Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities has drafted a statement on GMOs that will be discussed in the upcoming IAP EC meeting on 1 December 2006 in Alexandria, Egypt. For more information see a background document here.