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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Aug 17, 2017
 States in the US Take Action As Dicamba Damage Grows
Dicamba, used in conjunction with GM dicamba-resistant crops, has caused widespread damage to crops not resistant to the herbicide in the USA, leading to states taking action which include a ban and other restrictions.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Aug 14, 2017
 This is How Indigenous Peoples Help Curb Gas Emissions, End Hunger
Indigenous peoples' ways of life and their livelihoods can teach us a lot about preserving natural resources, growing food in sustainable ways and living in harmony with nature.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Aug 10, 2017
 Bt Cotton Being Field-Trialled in Swaziland Despite Poor Performance in Africa
Bt cotton is being field-trialled in Swaziland in spite of its poor performance in Burkino Faso and South Africa. Civil society is calling for a return to ecological cotton production which is proving successful in West Africa.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Aug 08, 2017
 Chinese Farmers Discontented with Bt Cotton After 15 Years
This study appraises farmers' practices, performance and opinions 15 years after the commercial release of Bt cotton in northern China. It finds that farmers are discontented with their low returns and struggling with secondary pests.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Aug 07, 2017
 A People's Food Policy for England
'A People’s Food Policy’ outlines a people’s vision of sustainable food and farming in England, with policy proposals for transforming the food system in the country. These are based on, among others, the principles and practices of agroecology.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Aug 07, 2017
 Hard Lessons from 15 Years of Bt Cotton in India
After 15 years of cultivation, India’s foray into Bt cotton holds clear precautionary lessons relating to GE crops, and highlights the need to protect and conserve traditional crop varieties.
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Aug 04, 2017
 USDA Approves First Trials of GE Diamondback Moths, Avoids Full Environmental Impact Statement
In the face of the USDA's approval of the first open-air trials of GE diamondback moth in upstate New York, civil society is calling for a halt to the trials, citing the lack of a full environmental impact assessment and public hearings.
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Aug 03, 2017
 Animal Feed Vitamin Supplement Contaminated by Illegal GE Bacteria
A strain of illegal GE bacteria was found in riboflavin vitamin supplements imported from China to Germany for animal feed use, highlighting the need for a database of detection methodologies for all GMOs used, both in contained use and field trials.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Aug 03, 2017
 Market-Based Solutions Insufficient to Meet Food Security Needs Equitably
This paper finds that market-based solutions are insufficient means for ensuring global food security. It calls for a revitalization of the public sector to adequately govern markets and protect those most in need.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Aug 01, 2017
 The Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project: Real or False Solution to Climate Change?
The Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project aims to produce drought-tolerant and insect-protected maize varieties,both conventional and GM, for Africa. While climate change is a very real problem for farmers, the project deserves further scrutiny.
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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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