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United Nations BioSafety Conference, Montpellier, France Concluded 15 December 2000. 

The Protocole on Biosafety can be acessed at  where you will also find information regarding the meeting recently held in Montpellier, France.

Day to day accounts on the meeting can be found at . 

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety distributed several papers,including some from the Edmonds Institute - see below

Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2000 12:27:41 -0800
From: Beth Burrows <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Subject: [Bioethics] New from the Edmonds Institute- on biowarfare, on future biohazards, and on receiving only the GMOs you expect and nothing more

New Papers from the Edmonds Institute

At the recent Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on  Biosafety, held in Montpellier, France, th Edmonds Institute distributed several papers,including:

(a) Agricultural Biowarfare and Bioterrorism - an occasional paper by Dr.  Mark Wheelis, Section of Microbiology, University of California-Davis -  examining the potential goals of agricultural biowarfare, who might engage in such activity, what the consequences might be, how it might work and how genetic technology might change that, which states are at risk, and how it all might be deterred - This paper is now available for downloading on our website at <> 

(b) Biohazards: The Next Generation: Crops That Manufacture Industrial and Pharmaceutical Proteins - a draft preliminary report compiled by Brian Tokar [pdf]

(c) An alert about the minimum information companies necessary for  importing countries to be sure that the GMOs they receive contain only  what they expect and nothing more [pdf]


If you want hard copies of any of the papers, send us an envelope and  sufficient postage for us to mail it to you. The Wheelis occasional paper  is printed on the equivalent of 8 pages. The alert is one page and the  biohazards paper is printed on the equivalent of 5 pages.

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