Save the date: 6-8 May 2015 in Berlin

GMO Free Regions 2015
Governments, Business, Scientists and Civil Society gather in Berlin


GMO Free Europe
Future Opportunities and Challenges

Ten years after the first European GMO Free Regions conference took place in Berlin over 60 regional governments and hundreds of companies and their associations, science groups and civil society organizations will meet again in May 6 to 8, 2015.

It is certainly time to celebrate enormous successes – With more than 60 regional governments within Europe united as Network of GMO Free Regions, hundreds of additional subregional entities and municipalities, farmers declared GMO Free areas and thousands of enterprises guaranteeing their products to be free of genetically modified ingredients, including also animal products, this movement has really changed the markets and the policies within the European Union and well beyond. GMO Free Regions have now been established and declared on all continents of the world, and their numbers are growing.

GMO Free regions prove to be an ecological and economic win-win strategy: They trigger sustainable and integrated efforts towards less toxic and wasteful production and shorter supply chains and hold enormous opportunities to create added value and decent jobs at local and regional level.

The conference will include joint plenary sessions as well as separate meetings and a broad range of workshops on the different aspects of GMO Free agriculture, production, trade, retail and consumption.

Dates: May 6 to 8, 2015 

Venues: The three day conference will be held in the Berlin Representations of the States North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Thuringia, the Austrian Embassy and a Hotel tbd.

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