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Scientists and Civil Society Must Move Together toward a New Science

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mercredi 18 mai 2016
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Article proposed and written by an advisory board member of Sciences Citoyennes, Christian Vélot1,2,3,4* , about democracy in science and public engagement, illustrated by a concrete example of participatory research. This is an open-access article, originally published here : http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpubh.2016.00096/full. Lire la suite…

Conflicts of interest at the European Food Safety Authority : Enough is enough!

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vendredi 4 mars 2016
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Civil society groups ask the European Parliament’s Budget control committee to postpone EFSA’s budget discharge, as long as it fails to enact a serious independence policy on regulated commercial interests. Our demand is also to provide an additional budget for EFSA to pay independent experts and develop in-house research.  Lire la suite…

Non à la directive sur le secret des affaires

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jeudi 18 février 2016
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La Fondation Sciences Citoyennes s’associe à la campagne de demande de rejet de la directive sur le secret des affaires.

Une vidéo en anglais sous-titrée en français (sous-titre à activer via le bouton dédié dans la barre de contrôle de la vidéo) explique les enjeux et dangers de cette directive :

 

N’hésitez pas à diffuser l’information et à retweeter notre appel : https://twitter.com/fsc_infos/status/699559325409243136

European civil society organisations call for the rejection of the EU Trade Secrets Directive

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jeudi 4 février 2016
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La Fondation Sciences Citoyennes est signataire d’un appel à rejeter la directive sur le Secret des Affaires. En voici le texte en anglais :

On 28 January 2016, the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee will vote to accept or reject the text of the EU Trade Secrets Directive agreed in trilogues at the end of 2015.
We call on its members to reject it.

The text is the result of negotiations between the European Commission, EU Member States and the European Parliament, which spent half of 2015 debating and amending it. The negotiators have made clear that further amendment is not welcome. But this text is also a result of the lobbying of multinational corporations from the US and the EU, whose lobbyists helped a few officials at DG Internal Market draft and push for its publication. Of course, right now the companies appearing publicly to defend the text are only European SMEs and innovative start-ups.
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A Manifesto For a Responsible Scientific Research

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lundi 25 janvier 2016
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As a result of a collective work, here is our Manifesto for a Responsible Scientific Research. Fondation Sciences Citoyennes purpose is to encourage debates concerning the scientific research aims and the means to implement individual and collective accountability in this field. Lire la suite…

Mise en liberté de mouches génétiquement modifiées en Espagne

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lundi 27 juillet 2015
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Des essais à grande échelle mettent en risque la biodiversité et la production d’olives dans la région méditerranéenne.

La société britannique Oxitec prévoit la libération de mouches de l’olive génétiquement modifiés, en Catalogne (Espagne). Ces insectes sont modifiés de façon à ce que les descendantes femelles meurent (à l’état larvaire, dans les olives), tandis que les générations mâles survivent. L’objectif de la société Oxitex est de libérer jusqu’à 5000 mouches par semaine, dans une région proche de Tarragone, sur une zone expérimentale d’environ 1000m2. Face aux risques de modification de la biodiversité et de dissémination, y compris dans des productions d’agriculture biologique, des organisations, dont la Fondation Sciences Citoyennes, demandent l’interdiction de toute libération de ces espèces.

Une information plus complète est disponible en anglais ci-dessous :

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Global activist summit on nanotech calls on governments to protect people & environment

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vendredi 21 octobre 2011
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Some 30 activists representing 14 environmental, technology assessment and consumer organisations from Europe, the United States, Canada and Latin America met for the 4th International Nanotechnology Activist Summit in Berlin on October 6 and 7 2011. Lire la suite…

The pamphlet on citizen scientists

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samedi 4 septembre 2010
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This pamphlet is an output of the STACS (Science, Technology and Civil Society) project, funded by the European Commission Sixth Framework Programme (Science and Society-19-044597).

The pamphlet

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Preface: Fieldwork

Consider the cauliflower. The cauliflowers we eat now tend to be big, white and fluffy. They have been bred this way over the last 30 years, taking the place of the various Italian varieties that were once bred on farms. Europe has largely forgotten the other possible shapes, colours – green, yellow, pink and purple – and flavours of cauliflowers. In the fields and village markets of Brittany, a group of farmers, activists and scientists are trying to help us remember. Lire la suite…

The French salt industry in court

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lundi 27 avril 2009
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Abstract :  In 2008, the French salt industry lost a high-profile libel case brought by its agent the Comité des Salines de France against Pierre Meneton, a medical research worker. In 2002, and in 2004, France’s Food Safety Agency and National Academy of Medicine recommended that the population’s salt intake be reduced in line with worldwide dietary guidelines that had been evolving for more than 50 years.2,3 The Comité subsequently seemed to focus much of its argument against this recommendation towards Pierre Meneton, of the National Institute of Health and Medical Research, who was trying to implement national recommendations for dietary salt intake.

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Save the world and keep a career

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jeudi 8 décembre 2005
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If the prospect of endless lab work doesn’t appeal, maybe using your qualifications to address global problems more directly would be the answer. There is plenty of scope for those who wish to pursue science with a ‘social conscience’, as Virginia Gewin finds out. Lire la suite…