Public consultation on the position of IFOAM – Organics International on genetic engineering and genetically modified organisms

Public consultation on the position of IFOAM – Organics International on genetic engineering and genetically modified organisms

IFOAM – Organics International invites you to contribute to the global vision
on genetic engineering and genetically modified organisms.

This is a global consultation. Any individual or organization may participate.

Since the articulation of our Position Paper on genetic engineering in 2002, new developments in GE technology as well as the growing presence of certain GMOs in the world and the increasing potential for more novel introductions, IFOAM – Organics International resolved at its General Assembly in Istanbul in October 2014 to update our position.

Creation of the current draft is the product of a focused working group on genetic engineering convened by the IFOAM – Organics International Action Group, followed by a survey and discussion among Affiliates of IFOAM – Organics International.

You can find the current draft here and the original 2002 position here.

We welcome your feedback on the current draft in the form of general comments and/or line-by-line suggestions for revisions (either working in track changes mode and returning the revised document to us or referring to line numbers in the document). Also and in particular, we would like your opinion on the following:

• Is there anything from the 2002 version that you feel is missed in the new draft?
• Are there other techniques that we have not included that should be encompassed by this position paper?

We look forward to receiving your feedback by 31st of March 2016. Feedback from this consultation will result in a further revision, to be put before the General Assembly of IFOAM – Organics International for motions. Please send all questions and feedback to advocacy [at] ifoam.bio.

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