“Democratic Deficit” of Public Deliberation over Novel Organism Releases

This article reviews the need for and the challenges to opening up regulatory processes for gene edited and gene drive organisms to outside experts, stakeholders, and publics. […]

Transgene Flow into Maize Landraces in Brazil

A study has found that 34% of samples of Brazilian maize landraces contained GM maize proteins, demonstrating the challenge of keeping transgene flow in check. […]

How Agroecology is Bringing Land Back to Life in Africa

This book show how agroecology nurtures soil health, conserves biodiversity, and restores dignity to Africa’s small-scale food producers. […]

Updated Briefing Note on Target 17 (biosafety)

Updated briefing note on Target 17 (biosafety) of the First Draft of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. […]

Funding Agroecology the Right Way

This paper offers a series of considerations and recommendations to increase the quantity and quality of funding for agroecology. […]

Case Study on the Ecological Impacts of Gene Drives Raises Concerns

This paper proposes the outline of a comprehensive prospective approach to understand the susceptibility of an ecosystem to unintended and irreversible harm from gene drives. […]

GM Soy Exhibits Complex Metabolic Disturbances Under Stress Conditions

GM soybean exhibited complex metabolic disturbances under herbicide and drought stress conditions, suggesting a negative impact on plant composition, agronomic performance, and alterations in gene expression and regulation. […]

Risks of SDN-1 Plants Obtained from New Genetic Engineering

This study highlights the need for plants developed using new genetic engineering techniques to undergo case-specific risk assessment, taking both the properties of the end product and risks posed by the applied procedures into account. […]

Risky Research Eroding Norms on Release of GM Self-spreading Viruses

This publication warns about the erosion of the general consensus that laboratory modifications of self-spreading viruses are genetically too unstable to be used safely and predictably outside contained facilities, opening the door to risky research. […]

Plants from New Genomic Techniques Carry Similar or Higher Risk Than Older GM Varieties

The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation has concluded that plants derived from new genomic techniques have a similar or even greater risk potential than plants obtained from older genetic engineering techniques. […]