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ECONEXUS - A REAL LIFE DOOMWATCH!

Who said DOOMWATCH was dead?...

Econexus is a not-for-profit public interest research organisation. It investigates and analyses developments in science and technology. It offers a rigorous scientific critique of genetic engineering (GE) and genetically modified organisms, and more recently of agrofuels (biofuels), synthetic biology and other new technological applications. It investigates and reports on the impacts of these technologies on the environment, biodiversity, human and animal health, food security, agriculture, human rights and society. EcoNexus also examines the influence of corporations on development issues and scientific, social, economic and political processes. It is based in the UK and collaborates with a diversity of networks nationally and internationally.

And a real life Dr. Quist to boot!...

Dr. Ricarda A Steinbrecher 
Ricarda Steinbrecher has a masters degree (first class honours) in biology with a focus on developmental biology and microbiology, from the University of Kiel, Germany (1985) and a PhD in molecular genetics from the University of London. She has specialised in gene regulation since 1982 and has worked as a research scientist in the field of mutational analysis, gene identification and gene therapy in university and hospital settings. Since 1995 she has focused on genetic engineering in food and farming, its risks and potential consequences on health, food security and the environment. She has worked as GM co-ordinator at the Women’s Environmental Network, as Science Director at the Genetics Forum and is a founding member and Co-Director of EcoNexus. She has been closely involved with the international negotiations and implementation of the Cartagena Biosafety Protocol since 1995. She has been advisor and consultant to many national and international organisations and is co-founder of the Genetic Engineering Alliance and its GM Freeze Campaign in the UK. Ricarda Steinbrecher is co-author of the book “Hungry Corporations – transnational biotech companies colonise the food chain”, published in 2003, and is author of many scientific papers, briefings, commentaries and reports.


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www.econexus.info

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