[ISEA2012] Panel: Angelika Hilbeck – Ecological Novelty and its psychological problems

Panel Statement

Panel: Synaptic Scenarios for Ecological Environments

As I become increasingly involved in broader issues of bio-technology development and wonder about a democratically legitimated, sustainable global future, the active debate on agro-fuels, international agriculture, hunger and poverty alleviation are becoming more urgent. This requires a trans-disciplinary perspective based on changing “how scientists think” as well as how they communicate to each other. In the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) we offer a support group for scientists concerned about the preservation of independent research and particularly about how to transfer these debates about biotechnology into the public realm.

  • Angelika Hilbeck, Senior Researcher, Institute of Integrative Biology, Genoek Centre for Biosafety, University Tromsø, Norway