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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Feb 17, 2017
 Industrial Meat and Dairy Production Driving Deforestation and Climate Change
The industrial livestock industry is a major contributor to forest loss and climate change. A reduction in meat consumption by rich countries and a global transition to agroecology, agroforestry, and extensive traditional pastoralist practices are needed.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Feb 17, 2017
 Pesticides in Bt Cotton Cultivation Still A Health Hazard to Farm Workers
While Bt cotton cultivation may have educed the quantity of highly toxic pesticides used in India, the continued use of pesticides on Bt cotton farms still poses significant health risks to farm workers.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Feb 15, 2017
 Assessment of Stacked Bt Soybean Overlooks Potential Health Risks
A review of the health impacts of GE stacked soybean MON87701◊ MON89788 and EFSA's approval of it for food and feed in the EU highlights potential risks which were overlooked in the assessment process.
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Section: Trends in Industry Date: Feb 14, 2017
 Bayer-Monsanto Merger: An Existential Threat to South Africa's Food System
This paper outlines the proposed Bayer-Monsanto merger in the context of other related mega-mergers in the seed and agro-chemicals sectors, and the problems for the food system in South Africa, particularly for smallholder farmers and ag-biodiversity.
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Feb 06, 2017
 The Risks GM Insects Will Impose on Organic Farmers
A study has examined the potential intended and unintended impacts of the mass release of GM insects on organic farmers, finding that this is likely to impose uncertainty on individual farmers and the agricultural industry as a whole.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Feb 02, 2017
 Agroecological Systems Are Resilient - Industrial Monocultures Are Not
Industrial agriculture is vulnerable and unsustainable, and only a wholesale shift to diversified agroecological systems can bring food security, environmental and livelihood resilience, nutritional adequacy and social equity.
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Section: Policy and Regulation Date: Feb 02, 2017
 Major Upcoming Developments in the USDA's Regulatory System on GMOs
The USDA is in the process of introducing new GMO disclosure laws and instituting fundamental changes to how it assesses and regulates GM plants as pests/noxious weeds.
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Section: Policy and Regulation Date: Feb 02, 2017
 Shocks for Developing Countries from President Trumpís First Days
His first days in office indicate that President Trump intends to implement what he promised, with serious consequences for the future of the UN, trade, the environment and international cooperation, and developing countries will be most affected.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Jan 31, 2017
 An Agroecological Revolution Not a Green Revolution Will Feed Africa
This paper makes a compelling case that it is an Agroecological Revolution, with small-scale farmers at the centre, that will feed Africa rather than a corporate-driven Green Revolution with GM crops.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Jan 19, 2017
 Time to Reassess Risk Assessment Methods for GM Crops and Herbicides
Call for a review of risk assessment methods for GM crops and glyphosate-based herbicides based on new studies which employed the latest 'omics' techniques to disprove earlier claims of safety.
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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

Risks of GM Crops Engineered to Utilise RNA Interference

  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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