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National Seminar on Agricultural Bioethics in Indonesia

May 2, 2008

“A bioethics review on the development and application of agricultural science and technology for human welfare sustainability” is the theme of a National Seminar on Agricultural Bioethics in Indonesia on May 29, 2008 at the Indonesian Center for Agricultural Biotechnology and Genetic Resources Research and Development (ICABIOGRAD) , Indonesia. The seminar is organized by the Indonesian National Bioethics Commission, with the cooperation of the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD), State Ministry of Research and Technology, Ministry of Environment, Indonesian Breeding Association, Indonesia Society for Microbiology and Indonesian Society for Agricultural Biotechnology.

The event aims to obtain knowledge and information on bioethics study in the agriculture field (plant, livestock, and agricultural microbe) from agricultural stakeholders. It will also discuss the role of Indonesian National Bioethics Commission regarding science and technology development and the need for bioethics principles.

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