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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
2-3 September, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

Interviews
Interview with Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for International Development, Harvard University
SD writer Lavanya Rajamani speaks with Jeffrey Sachs. He discusses the broad range of topics addressed at the conference and the creation of a task force on biotechnology as an outcome of this conference and said there would be follow up conferences in the future. sachslav.jpg
Interview with Cristian Samper, SBSTA Chair
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Cristian Samper, SBSTA Chair, speaks with SD writer Paola Betelli on his perspective of the role of SBSTA. They also discuss the biosafety negotiations and the problems in reaching consensus.
Interview with Alexander Golikov, Russian Academy of Sciences
Alexander Golikov, Russian Academy of Sciences, in an interview with Paola Betelli, discusses his views on labeling and said risk can only be discussed after a hazard has been identified.

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