A workshop was held for students from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and members of the Belgian political, business and NGO communities. A group of students enrolled in master’s programmes in communication and information received the highest grade from an academic jury for their work on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) conducted over the last semester.

Students were assigned to look into the debate around GMOs in Europe, using the 2012 GM maize feeding study carried out by Seralini et al as a case study to analyse how the media report on this topic and the various interests at stake.