Appendix I

PUBLIC FORUM ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD
Food Safety and Labelling Series

Forum I

DATE : 31st March, 2000
TIME : 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
VENUE : Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

PROGRAMME RUN-DOWN
1:30pm - 2:00pm Registration
2:00pm - 2:30pm Opening Ceremony
Introduction
Opening Address
Presentation of souvenirs to guest speakers

Master of Ceremony
Mrs. Rita LAU, JP,
Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene
2:30pm - 3:40pm
Presentations
  • Biotechnology and Public Health

  • The Development of Biotechnology and Genetically Modified Foodd
  • Health Implications of Genetically Modified Food
  • Safety and Environmental Assessment of Genetically Modified Food

  • Environmental Impacts of Genetically Modified Foo

  •  
    Dr. Philip Yuk-yin HO,Consultant (Community Medicine), Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
    Prof. Samuel S. M. SUN, Department of Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Dr. Wing-lok LO,Vice-President, Hong Kong Medical Association
    Prof. Raymond S. C. WONG,Department of Biochemistry, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Mr. Sze-ping LO,
    Green Peace

    3:40pm - 3:55pm Break
    3:55pm - 5:05pm Plenary Discussion : Views on safety of Genetically Modified Food
    • What is the safety concern of Genetically Modified Food?
    • What is the environmental impact on Genetically Modified Food?
    • How do consumers perceive food safety risks? (followed by summing-up)
    Moderator:
    Dr. Pak-yin LEUNG,
    Deputy Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene
    5:05pm - 5:15pm Closing Remarks Dr. Pak-yin LEUNG
    5:15pm - 5:30pm Questionnaire

    End of Public Forum

     

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