The EU legislation governing GMOs is out-of-date. The emotional debate of whether one is “for or against” GMOs is equally out-of-date. The time has come for regulations governing plant breeding that do not depend on the technology used.
The government must also take greater responsibility in financing research and development for new environmentally friendly and healthy varieties for cultivation in the Swedish climate. The technology is available. We can use it for good.
All the participants in the KSLA Dialogue Project about biotechnology in agriculture agree about this. Using dialogue, mutual understanding has been reached between people with experience from the political sphere, the green movement, the agricultural industry, government agencies, and the academic world. The objective is sustainable agriculture, and modern plant breeding is one important tool to achieve this objective.
Edited by Jenny Jewert
Translated by Dr. George Farrants, Billericay AB, for Intergraphia Translation Agency
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The Global Outlook Symposium attracted some of the world’s most wellknown experts in these fields as speakers. This is a documentation of their speeches during the Symposium, which was arranged as a part of KSLA’s 200 year celebration.
Sammanfattning av seminariet Vägval för den svenska skogssektorn som KSLA:s Kommitté för Internationella Skogsfrågor arrangerade hos KSLA den 26 maj 2010.