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Genetic Modification Symposium



Subject: Genetic Modification Symposium
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Just found this advertised in sci.bio.food-science. It would be
interesting to find some way of putting our points to this meeting.
There are also some individuals from the industry identified in the
programme. I wonder what Safeway will be saying? Will the wider press
need to be alerted to this symposium so that they can report the
speakers views?

I have crossed swords with J Ralph Blanchfield in the past about GM
foods, he is keen on them. He thinks GM food is wonderful,
and does not accept citicism of any sort,
those wishing can contact him direct at
<jralphb@easynet.co.uk>.

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Institute of Food Science & Technology, South-Eastern Branch:

All day Symposium
"Genetic Modification: Who Wants It?"
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on Wednesday, 14 May 1997
at Edgewarebury Hotel, Barnet Lane, Elstree, Herts, UK

Coffee and registration 9.15 am for 10.00 am
start.

Chairman: Prof Sibel Roller (South Bank University)

"The Next Generation of Foods"
by Prof Peter Lillford (Chairman, Foresight Panel)

"Industrial Food Production"
by Bob Marsh (Managing Director, RHM Technology),

The Commercial World of GM"
by Yvonne Walker (Monsanto, Belgium)

"Current Status of Genetically Modified Food Approvals in UK and
Europe"
by Nick Tomlinson (MAFF - Novel Foods and Processes)

"Taking the Lead"
by Tony Combes (Public Affairs Manager, Safeway Foods)

"Consumers' Attitudes"
by Lorraine Rossiter (Institute of Grocery Distribution)

plus two Panel sessions and discussion.

Closing remarks by Donald Hicks, President, IFST.

For information on fees, visit "What's New in IFST", on  the IFST Web
site <http://www.easynet.co.uk/ifst/> or contact Clive Manvell.

To book contact Clive Manvell
APV Food, PO Box 4, Gatwick Road, Crawley, W Sussex RH10 2QB, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1293 574223. Fax: +44 (0)1293 535104.

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J Ralph Blanchfield
Food Science, Food Technology & Food Law Consultant
Chair, IFST External Affairs
Web Editor, Institute of Food Science & Technology
IFST Web address: <http://www.easynet.co.uk/ifst/>
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