Skip Links | Access/General | Site Map
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Lancaster University
You are here: Home >

Livestock genetics industry and food sovereignty

Date: 15 June 2009 Time: 1.00pm-2.30pm

Venue: Bowland North Seminar Room 4

Cesagen Seminar

Livestock genetics industry and food sovereignty - Dr. Susanne Gura

The penetration of corporate livestock farming into the developing world and its displacement of traditional smallholders is causing socio-economic, genetic and environmental damage and poses threats to their food sovereignty. The genetics industry is consolidating, and heading for GMO animals and clones. The presentation will address the state of GMO animals and clones and the associated regulation in the EU and US; the state of livestock genetic diversity; consolidation and market penetration of the genetics industry; and present examples of livestock sector policies in developing countries and their possible impact on smallholders.

Bio - Dr. Susanne Gura is an agricultural policy advisor. Trained in human nutrition, rural sociology and development economics, she has worked for international and German development agencies and civil society organisations. She coordinated CSOs accompanying the FAO's Technical Conference on Animal Genetic Resources 2007 and the 9th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2008.


Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Organising departments and research centres: ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (CESAGen)


Search FASS

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
| Home | Departments | People | Study Here | Research | Business and Enterprise | News and Events |
- FASS Intranet -

Save this page: Delicious Reddit Reddit Facebook Stumble It Stumble It!

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YD
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1524 510851

E-mail: Email address protected by JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript to contact us.

Copyright & Disclaimer | Privacy and Cookies Notice

Save contact details

Save contact details