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Precautionary Expertise for GM Crops (PEG)

Funded by:

The European Commission, Quality of Life programme during 2002 - 2004

Focus:

Regulatory processes and expertise for genetically modified (GM) crops in the European Union.

Research questions:

How do current regulatory practices across Europe compare with different accounts of the precautionary principle? In particular:

how do regulatory measures draw practical links between risk research, risk assessment and risk management;

how do expert bodies mediate between regulatory science and public-scientific controversy; and

how do stakeholder groups attempt to influence regulatory processes?

National Reports:

Policy workshops:

To help ensure that the research is as relevant as possible to GM policy decisions, research partners have organised national workshops with a range of stakeholders to discuss alternative policy futures. See workshop reports for details.

Research partners:

UK:
The Open University (Co-ordinators):
David Wield, Susan Carr, Les Levidow, Sue Oreszczyn

Austria:
Institute of Technology Assessment:
Helge Torgersen, Alexander Bogner

Germany:
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität:
Bernhard Gill, Karin Boschert

Denmark:
Roskilde University Library:
Jesper Toft

France:
Institut National de la Recherche Agonomique:
Claire Marris, Pierre-Benoit Joly, Stephanie Ronda,
Centre Koyré d'Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques
Christophe Bonneuil

Spain:
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona:
Louis Lemkow, David Tàbara, Daniel Polo

Consultants

Netherlands:
Schenkelaars Biotechnology Consultancy:
Piet Schenkelaars

UK:
University of Edinburgh:
Joyce Tait

Contact for further information

Prof. David Wield
Biotechnology Policy Group
Centre for Technology Strategy
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
United Kingdom

tel: +44 (0) 1908 653433
fax: +44 (0) 1908 654825
technology-bpg@open.ac.uk

 

 

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