2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the first successful introduction of foreign genes into plants. Since this scientific breakthrough, genetic engineering has revolutionized fundamental plant research and accelerated strategic improvements in crops.
Last year more than 170 million hectares of genetically modified soybean, maize, cotton and canola were grown worldwide with important benefits to the environment and to society.
On November 12th, 2013, VIB invites you to a scientific symposium with top speakers from the public and private sector. They will reflect on the achievements of agrobiotechnology and share their vision on the role of modern plant sciences for a sustainable agriculture.
The day after a high-level Forum will be held where leading speakers will share their viewpoints on priorities and action points needed to harness innovations in green biotechnology and customize solutions for farming systems and rural development in emerging and developing countries.
As seats are limited and will be filled first-come first-served. We only ask to respect us as organizers, and keep us up-to-date in case you would change your plans and cancel some of the events for which you were registered.