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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Jun 21, 2018
 Informational Materials on Synthetic Biology and Sequence Information
New informational materials about the important emerging area of synthetic biology and associated topic of digital sequence information on genetic resources are now available at
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Jun 18, 2018
 Using CRISPR-Cas9 to Engineer Virus Resistance in Cassava Triggers Evolution of Novel Virus
This study found that using CRISPR-Cas9 to engineer resistance to geminiviruses in cassava resulted in the emergence of a CRISPR-resistant mutant virus, highlighting the potential for CRISPR-systems to trigger the evolution of new viruses.
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Section: Key Regulatory Issues Date: Jun 11, 2018
 Swiss Ethics Committee Defends Precautionary Principle in Regulating New Biotechnologies
A report by the Swiss Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology shows that the precautionary principle and the precautionary measures to which it gives rise can be justified ethically with respect to regulating new biotechnologies.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Jun 08, 2018
 Monsanto Puts Off Introduction of Second Generation Bt Soybean in the US
Monsanto has indefinitely cancelled its plans to introduce Intacta 2 Xtend, its second generation Bt soybean, in the U.S., most likely due to indications of insect resistance to the Bt proteins in the new product.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Jun 06, 2018
 Pink Bollworm Resistance to Bt Cotton in India
Severe pink bollworm infestation has swept through the cotton-growing states of India due to evolved resistance to GM Bt cotton, which covers 90% of Indian cotton land.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Jun 04, 2018
 Building Agricultural Biodiversity Key to Ensuring Healthy Food Systems
Coinciding with this year’s International Day for Biodiversity, a new report discusses how we can reverse the alarming loss of biodiversity in agriculture and foster diverse diets.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: May 30, 2018
 Making Agriculture Work for- not Against- Biodiversity
FAO calls for transformative changes in how we produce our food, grounded in sustainable agricultural systems capable of producing healthy and nutritious food while simultaneously safeguarding the planet's biodiversity.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: May 30, 2018
 Increasing Bollworm Resistance Found in Bt Cotton Belt of Texas
Cotton farmers across Texas are expected to face a growing bollworm problem this season with up to 40% crop losses reported last year due to increasing resistance of the bollworm to Bt cotton and Bt corn being grown in the southern states of the US.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: May 21, 2018
 The Environmental, Socio-Cultural, Economic and Political Principles of Agroecology
This publication discusses the principles of agroecology under four dimensions of sustainability - environmental, socio-cultural, economic and political - to strengthen the narrative and advocacy on agroecology.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: May 18, 2018
 The Ecological and Evolutionary Risks of Novel GE Oilseeds to Terrestrial Organisms
Scientists raise concerns that novel oilseed crops genetically engineered to produce fatty acids could have negative ecological and evolutionary effects on terrestrial organisms.
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»  Biosafety Aspects of Genome-Editing Techniques
»  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

No benefit to imminent release of risky GM mosquitoes in Burkina Faso

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  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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