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01-12-2015 - Hearing on New Techniques for Plant Breeding

AGRI 05-01-2016 - 13:07
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The aim of this hearing was to offer Members a better understanding of the main current issues and to encourage a general discussion on the future prospects of plant breeding in the EU. The hearing was divided into two sessions: a first part focussed on the state of play and priorities for science and research in this area, and a second part with the views of stakeholders. Debates followed presentations made by experts on both parts.

Location : Jozsef Antall (JAN) 6Q2, European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels, Belgium


Part 1: Science and Research - state of play and priorities

      Innovations for sustainable agriculture in the EU - Dr. S. Sowa
      State of play and priorities - Pr. Dr. R. Visser

Part 2: Views of Stakeholders

      Genome editing and plants & animals used for food production - Dr. Ch. Then
      What future for plant breeding innovation in Europe - Mr Garlich von Essen