The safety, bio-impact and social impact of GM foods has always been a matter of public concern.
Hartmut Meyer, who has specialised in the subject and is participating in COP-11, gave us an overview of the matter.
Hartmut Meyer, Dr
Hartmut Meyer is a Freelance Consultant.
Coordinator of the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER)
Consultant of the German Agency for International Co-operation (GIZ) for IPR-and ABS-issues in the Sector Project “Trade Policy and Trade and Investment Promotion”
Consultant of the German Agency for International Co-operation (GIZ) for IPR-and ABS-issues in the Sector Project “People, Food & Biodiversity ”
Information Manager of the European NGO Network on Genetic Engineering (GENET)
Chair Person of the Steering Committee of the Coordination Mechanism for Biosafety Capacity Building of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety since Jan. 2001 Consultant of the German Agency for International Co-operation (GIZ) for the “German Biosafety Capacity Building Initiative” in the Sector Project “Implementing the Biodiversity Convention”, Member of the German delegation at the meetings of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Consultant of the German Protestant Church Development Services (EED) in the field of “Access to Genetic Resources & Benefit Sharing”, Observer at CBD ABS-negotiations
Project management and back-stopping in small- and medium-sized projects (up to 2 mill EUR)
Technical and policy advice for governmental and non-governmental organisations
Organisation and conduct of technical meetings of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and participation in various negotiations of the UN CBD and its protocols (as NGO representative or member of the German delegation) preparation and conduct of public meetings and scientific conferences on local to international level conduct of and reporting for specific GIZ activities as e.g. evaluation missions and planing workshops or writing of issue papers research for and writing of publications and reports for public and internal use daily internet research and information service computer work with office applications