researchers found that food safety assessments by national regulatory agencies in several countries have deemed currently available GM foods to be as safe to eat as their conventional counterparts and suitable for human consumption.
Yoshikawa has been chairman of the Science Council of Japan since 1997 and in 1999 became the first Japanese to assume the chairmanship of the ICSU
. His term as the ICSU
head lasts through September this year.
As a first step, ICSU
's Standing Committee on Responsibility and Ethics in Science decided last year to conduct a broad review of existing codes among researchers.
To capture the scientific rationalization of world discourse about nature, we use three world-level indicators that vary over time: the cumulative number of scientific unions in the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU
), the logarithm of the cumulative number of science-oriented international nongovernmental associations, and the cumulative number of nation-states (of those in existence throughout the time period) with at least one national park?
Three foreign scientists will make paper presentations: 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and ICSU
It is worth knowing about two recent documents related to these themes: the Open Letter by Netherlands Scientists on IPCC and Errors in 2007 Climate Change Report (www.sense.nl/openbrief) and the Statement of the International Council for Science (ICSU
) on the Controversy Around the 4th IPCC Assessment (www.icsu.org/Gestion/img/ICSU_DOC_DOWNLOAD/ 3031_DD_FILE_ IPCCstatementlCSUfin.pdf).
GTOS is an international program on global environmental changes, sponsored by FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme; WMO - World Meteorological Organization and ICSU
- International Council for Science.
Then in May 2004, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations issued a 106-page report summarizing the evidence--drawn largely from a 2003 report of the International Council for Science (ICSU
)--that the environmental effects of the GM crops approved so far have been similar to those of conventional agricultural crops.
In conjunction with UNESCO, the meeting was sponsored by ICSU
(International Council for Science), the U.S.
Participation is often, particularly in preliminary meetings, by expert advisory groups of specialists such as the Joint Group of Experts on Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP), the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU
), and umbrella industry NGOs, such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
The conference was organized by UNESCO and ICSU
to bring the UN international community together to discuss the principal issues of science in the 21st century.