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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Jul 26, 2017
 The High Costs of Pesticides to Society
A review of scientific evidence about the impact of organic food on human health reveals that pesticides in food leads to loss of lifetime income due to lower IQs associated with prenatal exposure, and recommends organic agriculture for better health.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Jul 26, 2017
 Climate Change Can Increase Spread and Hardiness of Bt-Resistant Crop Pests
Two studies examine the impacts of climate change on insect resistance to Bt crops, finding accelerated spread of Bt-resistant pests in the US and increased tolerance to cold temperatures in China.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Jul 17, 2017
 Review Finds GM Plants Have Adverse Environmental Impacts
A review of scientific literature on the environmental risks of GM plants has found evidence of adverse impacts on the environment such as the emergence of herbicide and insecticide tolerance, and disturbed biodiversity.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Jul 17, 2017
 Agroecology Builds Climate Resilience in India
Evidence of successful ground experiences of farmers developing climate resilient solutions through agroecological practices such as inter-cropping, crop diversification and organic soil enrichment.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Jul 13, 2017
 A Critical Review of the Academy of Science in South Africa's report on Second Generation GMOs
A new report highlights that so-called new breeding techniques, in general, involve many of the same processes used to produce first generation GMOs, with similar risks and have also introduced additional risks.
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Section: Policy and Regulation Date: Jul 03, 2017
 EPA Called to Start Monitoring Synergistic Effects of Pesticides
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of the Inspector General has released a report recommending that before approving pesticides, the agency should first assess the enhanced toxicity caused by interactions of pesticide mixtures.
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Section: Policy and Regulation Date: Jun 22, 2017
  Concerns Over Impacts of Mozambique's Field Testing of GM Maize
A new report provides an analysis of the changes made to Mozambique’s biosafety legislation which has consequently allowed field trials of drought-tolerant GM maize to take place, and cites concerns over biosafety and farmers' rights.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Jun 21, 2017
 Biosafety and Socio-Economic Rrisks of GM 2,4-D Maize
This report highlights the biosafety and socio-economic risks of GM 2,4-D maize and stacked varieties currently field trialled in South Africa, including potential combinatorial effects.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Jun 21, 2017
 In-Situ Seed Conservation, Agroecology and Eliminating Food Waste are Better Solutions
Gene banks are not insurance policies for agricultural biodiversity. On farm conservation, agroecology and reducing food waste are more sustainable options.
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Jun 20, 2017
 Calls to Halt Commercialisation of GM Mustard in India
India's Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee has recommended the commercialisation of GM mustard to the Environment Ministry amidst strong opposition by farmers and civil society groups.
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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

Synthetic Biology and Relevant International Law

  1) Scientific Conference 2016 - TAKING STOCK - 20 YEARS OF GM CROPS - 40 YEARS OF 'GENETIC ENGINEERING'
Date: December 01, 2016 to December 02, 2016
Venue: Mexico City, Mexico

  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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