GMOs, trade among topics at GAFTA-FAO conference

by Emily Wilson
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Experts on genetically modified organisms, the Green Revolution, developments in the global food and feed trade and food security are to speak at the "New Food Ahead: Biotechnology and International Trade" conference in Rome in July.

The conference will be jointly organized by the Grain and Feed Trade Association and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO Director General Jacques Diouf will open the conference.

The event is scheduled for July 1-3 in the FAO’s Rome conference center. Conference presentations will be given in English with simultaneous translation provided into French and Spanish.

The conference entry fee, including lunches and the conference dinner on July 2, is U.S.$495. For a booking form, e-mail or visit the GAFTA web site at