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March 8, 2000


FAO eForum on biotechnology


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Invitation to join the Electronic Forum on Biotechnology in Food and
Agriculture (http://www.fao.org/biotech/forum.htm)

Dear Colleagues,

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is
establishing an Electronic Forum on Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture.
We wish to invite you to be a member of the Forum.

Objectives of the Forum:

To provide an open forum that will allow a wide range of parties,
including governmental and non-governmental organisations, policy makers
and the general public, to discuss and exchange views and experiences
about specific issues concerning biotechnology in food and agriculture for
developing countries. This will be done through a series of e-mail
conferences, each lasting two months, on specific topics, for which
background (before the conferences) and summary documents (after) will be

(See the website http://www.fao.org/biotech/forum.htm for more details on
how to join)