[ASC-media] Media release: GM and non-GM crops coexistence

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GM and non-GM crops coexistence 

Coexistence between GM and non-GM crops will be in the spotlight at the GMCC-09 conference in Melbourne in November 2009. 

The conference will share experiences on coexistence across the entire agricultural supply chain, including sessions on managing coexistence in both farming systems and the marketplace. Early bird registrations for the conference close 15th August.

In particular, the conference will offer lessons learnt in Australia from the recent GM canola release. 

The GM canola release will be examined from different views across the supply chain, including presentations from Professor Richard Roush (University of Melbourne), James Neilsen (Monsanto), grower Andrew Weidemann (VFF Grains Group) and a market perspective from Robert Green (Australian Oilseeds Federation).

The conference will also provide the opportunity for the scientific community working on GM and non-GM coexistence to discuss future opportunities including GM wheat and case studies on planning for coexistence of emerging GM crops.

Other speakers will include Phillip Glyde (ABARE), Geoff Honey (Grain Trade Australia), Gary Martin (North American Export Grain Association), Randy Giroux (Cargill Inc), David Anthony (Auscott Ltd), Gerard Barry (IRRI), Dennis Gonsalves (USDA), John Miller (North American Millers Association), and Justus Wesseler (Wageningen University).

More information is available at http://www.gmcc-09.com    

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Melanie Carew
Communication Manager
Molecular Plant Breeding CRC
03 9479 1698
melanie.carew at molecularplantbreeding.com 

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