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Biotechnologies Symposium. Opening session

Green Room (FAO Headquarters)
 Rome time

Welcome Address, by José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, FAO, Rome, Italy


Keynote Addresses:

• The state of knowledge in biotechnology, by Louise Fresco, President, Executive Board of Wageningen UR, Wageningen, the Netherlands

• Towards ending the misplaced global debate on biotechnology, by Gebisa Ejeta, Distinguished Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, United States of America

• Biotechnologies in action in Brazil, by Maurício Lopes, President, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa), Brasília, Brazil. (Given on his behalf by Pedro Machado, Embrapa’s representative in Europe.)

• Breakthroughs in resource productivity, by Gunter Pauli, Founder, Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives Network, Japan


Moderated by Ren Wang, Assistant Director-General, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department, FAO, Rome, Italy



Topics: Agriculture & crops,Biotechnology,Director-General
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