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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Nov 13, 2018
 Call for a Global Moratorium on Gene Drive Releases
More than 200 global food movement leaders and organizations have signed a call for a global moratorium on gene drive releases, to protect life on Earth and our food and farming systems.
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Section: Global Agreements and Fora Date: Nov 12, 2018
 Synthetic Biology, Genome Editing and Gene Drives
One of the key topics that will be addressed by the upcoming meetings of the CBD and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is that of synthetic biology, including the issues of genome editing and engineered gene drives
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Nov 09, 2018
 Release of Risky GM Mosquitoes in Burkina Faso Highly Unethical
Concerns raised about proposed release of genetically modified “male-sterile” mosquitoes in Burkina Faso.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Nov 07, 2018
 Transforming Land Use and Food Systems Has Mitigation Potential of 23 Gt CO2-eq Per Year by 2050
A new report shows how greater ambition to secure land rights, restore forest ecosystems and move towards sustainable food systems can provide ‘missing pathways’ toward limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Nov 07, 2018
 Critique of AU’s Endorsement of Gene Drive Mosquitos for Malaria ‘Eradication’ in Africa
Critique of African Union report endorsing the development of controversial gene drive mosquitoes for malaria ‘eradication’ in Africa and ‘enabling legislation’ for their deployment across its member states.
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Section: Biomedical Applications Date: Oct 19, 2018
 US Military Research That Disperses GM Viruses to Plants Could be Misused as Bioweapon
Critics of an agricultural research project by the US Military warn about possible weaponization of the resulting technology, which would use infected insects to deliver genetically modified viruses to plants.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Oct 16, 2018
 Agroecological Transitions Away from Industrial Food and Farming Systems
Seven case studies analysed by IPES-Food provide concrete examples of how, in spite of barriers to change, people around the world have been able to fundamentally rethink and redesign food systems around agroecological principles.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Oct 10, 2018
 Rural Women in Paraguay on the Frontlines to Save Native Seed Varieties
Rural and indigenous women in Paraguay rise up to collect and preserve native seeds across the country to counter the expansion of large-scale, industrial agriculture.
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Section: Trends in Industry Date: Oct 09, 2018
 Genetically Engineered Clothes Threaten Farmers’ Livelihoods and Ecosystems
The commercial expansion of GE textiles made by synthetic biology could undermine farmers, create a new source of biotech waste, put additional pressure on ecosystems, and divert support away from truly sustainable natural fibre economies.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Oct 02, 2018
 Glyphosate Shown to Increase Honeybee Susceptibility to Infections
A new study has shown that glyphosate, widely used with GM herbicide-resistant crops, damages the good bacteria in honeybee guts, making them more prone to deadly infections.
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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

Release of Risky GM Mosquitoes in Burkina Faso Highly Unethical

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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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