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>Subject: Course on Genetic Engineering at Schumacher College
>Author: email@example.com (Schumacher College) at NOTE
>Date: 8/14/98 12:02 PM
>Please could you forward the following information to anyone who might be
>interested in this information?
>COURSE ON THE POLITICAL, AGRICULTURAL AND ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS
>OF GENETIC ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
>and funding opportunities for study at Schumacher College, an international
>centre for ecological studies based in England
>IN SEARCH OF TECHNOLOGICAL RESPONSIBILITY
>Agriculture, Biosafety, and Democracy
>Course dates: 10-29 January 1999
>taught by Christine von Weizsaecker, Tewolde Berhan G Egziabher and Wes Jackson
>This three-week residential course examines the challenges of genetic
>engineering and biotechnologies and their effects on politics, economics,
>culture, food, farming, and biodiversity in general. It will consider the
>intended and unintended consequences of human attempts to restructure the
>nature of our world, which is resulting in the reduction of diversity. It
>will address questions such as: Who is responsible? How do science and
>technology, administrations and legislators, and industrial and agricultural
>players interact with each other? How do we handle the processes of
>labelling, patenting, liability and biosafety? These issues will be explored
>in the context of both highly technological countries and the developing
>world, and participants will look at research into alternative and
>sustainable agriculture methods based on the way nature's ecosystems have
>maintained stability over millions of years.
>CHRISTINE VON WEIZSAECKER is a biologist, activist, and writer in the field
>of genetic engineering, risk, and culture. She is a leading NGO
>representative at the international negotiations on biodiversity and
>WES JACKSON is the president of The Land Institute and the author of New
>for Agriculture, Altars of Unhewn Stone, and Becoming Native to This Place;
>TEWOLDE EGZIABHER is General Manager of Ethiopia's Environmental Protection
>Authority. He was involved with negotiations for the Convention
>on Biological Diversity and is the African spokesperson in negotiations for
>a Biosafety Protocol.
>SCHUMACHER COLLEGE is an international centre for ecological studies which
>welcomes course participants from all over the world. The short residential
>courses are led by thinkers and writers with an international reputation for
>the significance and originality of their work, such as Fritjof Capra,
>Stephanie Mills, Thomas Moore, Christine and Ernst von Weizsaecker, David
>Orr, Wes Jackson, Wangari Maathai, and Humberto Maturana. Courses take place
>in a supportive learning community designed to live out ecological values.
>Through interdisciplinary studies, Schumacher College aims to explore the
>foundations of the new world view. A unified residential education offering
>physical work, meditation, aesthetic experience and intellectual inquiry
>creates a sense of the wholeness of life. At the College, people find
>refreshment, and often new direction. They find that they have touched a
>source of inspiration and are reminded that there are others who share their
>deepest values about life and its meaning.
>FURTHER DETAILS OF THIS AND OTHER COURSES ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. PLEASE
>SEND YOUR FULL NAME, POSTAL ADDRESS AND EMAIL ADDRESS TO:
>Transferable Masters Level Credits are available on this course for those
>wishing to be assessed for their work.
>Some scholarships are available to people who can best use the knowledge
>gained on the course to contribute towards a sustainable future, including
>campaign workers and public officials. Please enquire for details, giving
>your name, postal and email addresses and mentioning your work.
>For details, contact: The Administrator, Schumacher College, The Old
>Postern, Dartington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EA, UK; Tel: +44 (0)1803 865934;
>Fax: +44 (0)1803 866899; Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Web:
>SCHUMACHER COLLEGE IS A DEPARTMENT OF THE DARTINGTON HALL TRUST, A
>REGISTERED EDUCATIONAL CHARITY
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