The Public Research and Regulation Initiative and EuropaBio jointly held the Conference “Unshackling Innovation: Will Europe block or enable GM crops?” in the European Parliament. The conference brought together EU decision makers, researchers, farmers, students, and other stakeholders from across the EU and overseas to share their experiences and discuss how Europe should deal with GMOs based on science and knowledge. Speakers included Nobel laureate Sir Richard Roberts and World Food Prize laureate Emeritus Prof. Marc van Montagu, among several other distinguished speakers, who emphasized the importance of agricultural technologies and innovation for addressing food security challenges, especially in the developing world. Participants agreed that European     decision makers have an important role to play to help ensure that innovation reaches the people who need it the most. @EuropaBio Belgium_unshackle1Belgium_unshackle2