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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Sep 27, 2016
 Rootworm Resistance to Bt Corn Reflects Failure of Industrial Agriculture
The re-emergence of the corn rootworm due to pesticide resistance reflects a broken cycle of pests and pesticides, and a broken industrial agricultural system.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Sep 20, 2016
 Genetic “Extinction” Technology Rejected by International Group of Scientists, Conservationists and Environmental Advocates
At the 2016 World Conservation Congress, members of IUCN, including NGOs, governments, and scientific/academic institutions, voted to adopt a de facto moratorium on research into gene drives until the IUCN has fully assessed their impacts.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Sep 15, 2016
 Studies Find Insecticides Not Needed for Rice Farming
Studies have found that insecticides do not contribute significantly to rice yields but instead bring negative impacts like pests outbreaks. Ecological interventions are safer and more effective in controlling pests.
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Sep 14, 2016
 Implications of Burkina Faso's Phase Out of Bt Cotton
An article discusses the reasons for the failure of Bt cotton in Burkina Faso and the implications for GE crop uptake by other African nations.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Sep 13, 2016
 Broad-Spectrum Resistance to Bt Toxins in U.S. Western Corn Rootworm
New research has found broad-spectrum resistance to Bt toxins in the western corn rootworm pest in the US, raising concerns about the long-term durability of Bt crops for the management of insect pests.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Aug 30, 2016
 Organic Produces More Benefits than Conventional Farming in the Tropics
A 10-year comparative study in Kenya has found that organic agriculture can match conventional yields, produce higher incomes and health benefits for farmers, and improve ecosystem health.
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Section: Policy and Regulation Date: Aug 18, 2016
 Swiss Government Plans to Extend GMO Moratorium to 2021
The Swiss Cabinet has approved a plan to extend the current moratorium on genetically modified organisms in agriculture to 2021.
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Aug 02, 2016
 Unapproved GM Wheat Discovered Again in the U.S.
GM wheat that has not been approved for sale or commercial production in the U.S has been found growing in a field in Washington state.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Aug 01, 2016
 Lack of Scientific Studies on the Long-term Health Impacts of GM Food/Plants
A scientific review on the adverse impacts of GM food/plants finds a clear need for long-term studies on health effects, before we can conclude that the consumption of GM plants does not pose health risks to consumers.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Aug 01, 2016
 Strengthening Interlinkages Between Agriculture and Biodiversity Critical to Global Food Security
The 8th Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity underscored the critical importance of understanding and strengthening the interlinkages between agriculture and biodiversity in order to establish food systems for a sustainable future.
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»  Genetic Engineering and Omitted Health Research
»  CAP/SAM Raise Serious Concerns on Planned GM Mosquitoes Release
»  The Genetic Engineering of Smallpox
»  Biotechnology and Sustainable Development
»  Why Biotech Patents Are Patently Absurd - Scientific Briefing on TRIPs and Related Issues
»  Capacity Building and the Biosafety Protocol: A TWN report
»  Model Law for Safety in Biotechnology for Africa
»  Post-Market Oversight of Biotech Foods: Is the System Prepared?
»  Biotechnology and Indigenous People


  1) Capacity building course (Asia): Synthetic biology – biosafety and contribution to addressing societal challenges: From simplicity to complexity
Date: May 09, 2016 to May 14, 2016
Venue: Bogor, Indonesia

  1) Campaign To Stop Smallpox Genetic Engineering
Date: January 28, 2014
  2) Stop the Spread of Transgenes!
Date: May 28, 2014

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