Europe Campaign January 2014

Golden Rice Now campaigns in Europe


3rd European Campaign June 2014 – France and Germany
Press release for France / Press release for Germany


June 17 – 8h45 – 10h30

Press Conference
John Weng
20, rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
Paris 10

More information: Allow Golden Rice Society

A presentation will be made in English by Dr. Moore, with French text and French-speaking scientists on hand.

June 17 – 11h00 – Midi

Public Demonstration and Protest
Greenpeace France office
13 rue d’Enghien 75010


More information: Allow Golden Rice Society




June 18 – 18h30 – 21h30

Public Symposium
“Golden Rice – Health for All?
(L’exemple du riz doré : la santé accessible à tous ?)
saf agr’iDées – Amphi Bourgogne
8, rue d’Athènes – 75009 Paris

Participation must be confirmed in advance, please send us an email to request a space.


Moderation: Marie-Cécile HENARD, Responsable Innovations et Marchés—saf agr’iDées

  • Pr. Gilles RENARD, ophtalmologiste, Société Française d’Ophtalmologie
  • Pr. Ingo POTRYKUS, Professeur émérite à l’Institut des sciences végétales, Institut Technologique Fédéral suisse
  • Pierre-Henri TEXIER, Académie d’agriculture
  • Pr. Klaus AMMANN, Professeur émérite en biodiversité, Université de Berne
  • Dr. Patrick MOORE, porte-parole de Golden Rice Now!

There will be simultaneous translation into French available during the conference.

Traduction anglais/français simultanée des débats







June 23 – 11:00 – 12:30

Press Conference

Vertretung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt
Luisenstraße 19, Berlin
(Parliament of Saxony-Anhalt building)

More information: Allow Golden Rice Society

June 23 – 13:00 – 14:00

Public Demonstration

BÖLW office
(The Federation of the Organic food industry )
Marienstraße 19-20, 10117 Berlin
Read why we are protesting at BOLW



2nd European Campaign April 2014 – Germany

April 7April 8April 9April 10April 11April 12April 13April 14Frankfurt
Fundraising DinnerCologne
Media ConferenceFrankfurt
Media ConferenceMunich
Fundraising Dinner
Media ConferenceMunich
Golden Rice Now!
Media CongressParis
Media ConferenceParis
Strategy Meetings

1st European Campaign January 2014 – 8 countries

January 14 15:00 – 17:00

Press Conference and Discussion at the
Research Institute for Plant Breeding

Presentations by Dr. Patrick Moore and Klaus Ammann, Prof. em. University of Bern Switzerland.

Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)
OT Gatersleben
Corrensstrasse 3
D-06466 Stadt Seeland
Phone: +49 (0)39482 5-0

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January 15

Humboldt University Forum organized by Prof. Harald von Witzke
Morning: 10:00 – 12:00
Press Conference moderated by Dr. Uwe Schrader
Forum Grüne Vernunft

Evening: 18:00 – 20:00
Dr. Patrick Moore Keynote: Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout
Full Forum program

Hotel Aquino
Tagungszentrum Katholische Akademie
Hannoversche Straße 5b
10115 Berlin-Mitte
Tel.: +49 30 28486-0

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January 17 – 11:00 – 13:00

Protest at Greenpeace Hamburg
Golden Rice Now demonstration and public information session
Tell your friends by Facebook
Greenpeace Hamburg Hongkongstraße 10, 20457


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January 19 – 11:00 – 12:00

Protest at Greenpeace International Headquarters
Golden Rice Now demonstration and public information session and press conference.
Tell your friends by Facebook
Ottho Heldringstraat 5, 1066 AZ Amsterdam,


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Presentation and press conference

Hotel Artemis
John M. Keynesplein 2, 1066 EP Amsterdam
Please register to attend


January 22 – 09:00 to 13:00

EuropaBio: ‘Growing Voices’ event on Consumer Benefits of GM Crops
Participation of Dr. Patrick Moore in a Growing Voices event: ‘Healthy food – the untold story of GM crops’ – 22 January 2014, Brussels.
Representatives from Parliament. Politics, Consumer Organisations and Science. Other speakers include Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP and Ingo Potrykus, co-inventor of Golden Rice.


Renaissance Hotel,
rue du Parnasse 19, Brussels
+32 2 505 29 29

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Protest at Greenpeace Belgium
Chaussée de Haecht 159, 1030 Schaerbeek
Golden Rice Now demonstration and public information session

Tell your friends by Facebook
Chaussée de Haecht 159, 1030 Schaerbeek, Belgium

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January 26 – 14:00 to 16:00

Information session and Greenpeace Protest
Piazza della Popolo, Rome
Golden Rice Now demonstration and public information session

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January 27 – 10:30 – 12:00

Conference at La Sapienza University
Speakers include Mr. Chicco Testa, Prof. Felice Cervone and Dr. Patrick Moore

aulaMontalenti dell’Università “La Sapienzadi Roma
Piazzale Aldo Moro



Golden Rice subito!
Ogni minuto nel mondo, un bambino muore per
malattie dovute a carenza di vitamina A.
Non siate complici!

Il giorno Lunedì 27 Gennaio alle ore 10:30
nell’aulaMontalenti dell’Università “La Sapienzadi Roma
verrà presentata la campagna per richiedere l’autorizzazione alla coltivazione del Golden rice, il riso arricchito di provitamina A creato per via biotecnologica.

Sono previsti interventi di:

* Felice Cervone(Presidente Federazione Italiana Scienze della Vita): Introduzione
* Piero Morandini (Ricercatore, Univ. di Milano): “Dalla carota al riso: arricchire le colture di vitamine”
* Patrick Moore(Ecologo e ambientalista): “Allow Golden Rice now!” (Rilasciate il Golden rice ora!)
* Chicco Testa (Presidente di Telit communications ed ex- presidente di Legambiente):    “Per liberarci dalla Cultura del NO”
* Klaus Ammann (prof. Emerito, Univ. Berna): “Towards Gene-Peace” (Verso Gene-peace)

A seguire dibattito aperto al pubblico. La partecipazione è libera.
Per informazioni sulla campagna, visitate il sito:
L’aula Montalenti è raggiungibile da Piazzale A. Moro e da viale Regina Elena



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January 28 – 09:00 – 12:00

Scientific Event and Press Conference in Haus der Universität
Prof. Klaus Ammann – Introduction and Anxiety on GMOs and Regulation
Dr. Patrick Moore – Allow Golden Rice Now
Greenpeace representative to be invited (program draft) including press post-event conference.

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January 29 – 19:00 to 22:00

Is there a need for Golden Rice?

John Innes Conference Centre

Golden Rice is a crop biofortified with higher levels of provitamin A and zinc developed using GM technology in 2000. Its development has been covered heavily in the news media. It was developed to address an issue of child mortality for areas which have a diet based on rice but which does not include important nutrients.

In order to understand the issues more fully, the Friends of John Innes Centre are hosting a debate presenting different viewpoints to the question ‘Is there a need for Golden Rice?’

The debate will be in our conference auditorium but also livestreamed over the internet, with the facility for viewers on laptops and PCs to also ask questions of the speakers via a live question link.

Attendance is free but places must be reserved.
more info

Contact Dawn Rivett on 01603 450874 or email




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Presentation and Press Conference
Society of Biology
Charles Darwin House
12 Roger Street
020 7685 2550
(Farringdon and King’s Cross tubes are in walking distance)



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Protest at Greenpeace UK
The Boiler House, Canonbury Villas, London N1 2PN
Golden Rice Now demonstration and public information session

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 The London Independent ran a Page 2 editorial and a Page 4-

1st Campaigns in October/November 2013 – Toronto and Vancouver

Protesting at the Greenpeace Flagship ‘Rainbow Warrior

Protesting at the Greenpeace Canada office in Toronto


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