we would like to invite you to take part to the 2nd Brodies Environmental Law Lecture of the year, which will deal with the autonomy of Member States (and of Scotland!) under the new EU Regulation on the cultivation of Genetically Modified Organisms.
The lecture will be given by a great expert in the matter, Professor Maria Lee from University College London. It will be held at 6 pm on the 4th November in the Project Room, 50, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JU.
It is CPD accreditable and free, but registration through EVENTBRITE is necessary. The lecture will last 40 minutes followed by a 40 min question and answer session. A drinks reception will be held following the Q&A session.
New EU legislation promises Member States the ‘flexibility to decide whether or not they wish to cultivate GMOs on their territory’ – a flexibility that the Scottish government intends to exercise. What are the limits of this new power?
Maria Lee, expert in the EU GMOs regulation, will explain how the real meaning of ‘flexibility’ will be determined in part by the constraints of internal market law, which may in turn be shaped in part by the legislation. She will show how the new legislation, response to years of controversy, seems to take seriously the political (as well as technical or scientific) significance of GMO governance but simultaneously reinforces some of the limitations of the EU’s dominant models for generating knowledge.
This lecture is free but registering on EVENTBRITE is required to attend.