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May 22, 2000


CSA web site, Singapore conference



Date: May 22 2000 19:28:55 EDT
From: Casey Subject: CSA New Hot Topic: Genetically Modified Foods

To AgBioView subscribers, for information and action...

From: CSA Press [SMTP:csapress-owner@listbot.com]
Sent: Friday, 19 May 2000 11:42
To: List Member
Subject: New Hot Topic: Genetically Modified Foods

- http://www.csa.com

CSA has made a new Hot Topic resource on the topic of genetically modified
foods available on its Web site at no charge:


Titled "Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful?" the Hot Topic
assembles information including a topic overview, a bibliography of major
research in the area, links to Web sites of interest, and a
glossary of relevant terms.

Genetically-modified foods (GM foods) have made a big splash in the news
of late. European environmental organizations and public interest groups
have been actively protesting against GM foods for months, and recent
controversial studies about the effects of genetically-modified corn
pollen on monarch butterfly caterpillars have brought the issue of genetic
engineering to the forefront of the public consciousness in the U.S.

Over 30 Hot Topics resources are available from CSA at no charge. Other
topics covered include Environmental Risk Analysis and Risk Management
Issues, Food Safety Issues, Radon in Drinking Water Issues, and The
Immunology of Aging. For a complete list access


For more information about CSA products and services, access our Web site:

www.csa.com or send e-mail to sales@csa.com .

Dr Ken Reed

Date: May 23 2000 01:50:53 EDT
From: "Dewitt, Natalie" Prakash)
Subject: Nature Biotechnology Conference on Agbiotech in Singapore

Dear Agbioworld,

I am pleased to announce that Nature Biotechnology and the IMA, Institute
of Molecular Agrobiology will be holding a conference on "Agbiotech 20000:

Innovation in Asia"

The conference will take place on November 15-18, at the Shangri-La Hotel
in Singapore.

It will be the opportunity to join a group of international scientists to
explore the potential of the new molecular technologies for improving
thenutritive value of food, creating more productive and environmentally
friendly crops, and engineering plants to produce valuable products like
plastics and pharmaceuticals.

Agbiotech 2000: Innovation in Asia will also provide an opportunity to
discuss the business infrastructure of the agbiotech sector and the
challenges of bringing products from the research laboratory to the

At the center of the New Asia, Singapore will provide a vibrant and
stimulating setting for exchanging ideas and forging new partnerships. We
hope you can join us for this landmark conference.


Natalie DeWitt, PhD
Research Editor
Nature Biotechnology

Professor Venkatesan Sundaresan
Institute of Molecular Agrobiology

Agbiotech 2000: Innovation in Asia

Charles Arntzen, Boyce Thompson Institute
Chris Baszczynski, Pioneer Hybrid
David Baulcombe, John Innes Institute
John Bedbrook, Maxygen
Ben Bowen, Lynx Therapeutics
Andrew Cash, Payne Weber
Vincent Chiang, Michigan Institute of Technology
Yen Choo, Gendeq
Tet-Sieu Choong, Asia Week
Nam-Hai Chua, Institute of Molecular Agrobiology, Singapore &
Rockefeller University
Liz Dennis, CSIRO
Robert Fraley*, Monsanto
Georges Freyssinet, Aventis
Bernard Fung, Agriculture Technology Partners
Dennis Gonsalves, Cornell University
Victoria Henson-Appollonio, CGIAR
Guo Fang Hong, Chinese Academy of Science
Maurice Ku, Washington State University
Eric Mathur, Diversa
Barbara Mazur, Dupont
Gil-Hong Nam, Pohang University of Science and Technology
Hideo Ohkawa, Kobe University
Ingo Potrykus, Swiss Technological Institute
John Ryals, Paradigm Genetics
Takuji Sasaki , National Institute of Agrobiological Resources, Japan
Manju Sharma, Ministry of Science and Technology, India
Andrew J.G. Simpson, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Sutat Sriwatanopongsu, National Center for Genetic Engineering and
Biotechnology, Thailand
Venkatesan Sundaresan, Institute of Molecular Agrobiology, Singapore
Ming Kian Teo, National Science and Technology Board, Singapore
John Wafula, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute
Zhihong Xu, Chinese Academy of Science