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Item 7: Broader discussions on GS [#2600]
Item 7: Broader discussions on GS

At least one SWG member requested that we should discuss here the different debates taking place internationally around the concept of General Surveillance. 

I invite your views here.
posted on 2011-08-11 20:10 UTC by David Quist
RE: Item 7: Broader discussions on GS (reply of Hans Bergmans) [#2613]
If I am this SWG member, than I meant that because of discussions are ongoing and we still are developing new ideas, we may not, and we should not want to, come up with a consensus document. Where there are differences of opinion and points of debate, we should make them clear to our audience. We should not choose for one approach and be silent about other ones. But, we can cross those bridges when we are at them. My recommendation would be not to lose time on discussions who is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, but spend time on understanding each others points of view and try to come to a synthesis
posted on 2011-08-18 15:13 UTC by Mr. Hans Bergmans, PRRI
RE: Item 7: Broader discussions on GS (reply of Hans Bergmans) [#2626]
I don't think there is a clear one way with respect of GS. Country conditions and chosen protection goals will impact the decisions on what to do.
posted on 2011-08-18 22:03 UTC by Ms. Esmeralda Prat, CLI representation
RE: Item 7: Broader discussions on GS [#2645]
GS, including its convenience as part of monitoring activities related to environmental releases of LMOs, are still being under discussion. This guidance document should take this into account and not to pretend to give a final point of view on an issue that is still on evaluation.
posted on 2011-08-19 04:36 UTC by Ms. Sol Ortiz García, Mexico