Gene-Editing Can Insert Unwanted DNA

Researchers have discovered that standard methods of animal and plant gene-editing can introduce DNA from unexpected sources. […]

Reviewing the GM Mosquito Trials in Burkina Faso Against the Bioeconomy of Science and Public Trust

Crucial questions remain regarding the engagement of Burkina Faso — and Africa — with GM mosquito trials. These need to be addressed in relation to the underlying bioeconomy of science, public engagement and trust in biomedical innovations. […]

South Africa Rejects Monsanto’s Drought-Tolerant Maize

The South African government has refused a general release application for GM drought-tolerant maize event MON87460 x MON89034 x NK603, citing the lack of yield protection in water-limited conditions among the reasons for rejection. […]

Gene Edited Farm Animals Will Threaten Human, Animal and Environmental Safety

This report reveals that the use of gene editing in farm animals poses risks to human health, the environment and animal welfare. It recommends instead the development of sustainable and ecological animal agriculture systems. […]

Ecological Risks of Releasing GE Wild Mice into Natural Habitats

The proposed use of genome editing and gene drives to genetically engineer wild populations would spread introduced genes throughout surrounding populations. This article discusses the ecological risks of releasing genome edited wild mice into the environment. […]

Crucial Biodiversity Talks Begin for Post-2020 Actions

Amidst recent scientific reports highlighting the biodiversity crisis, new negotiations have begun for crucial implementation of the CBD in the period post-2020. […]

Call To Rethink Genetically Engineered Herbicide-Tolerant Crops

Canadian civil society groups are objecting to an application for approval of a GE corn tolerant to four herbicides: dicamba, 2,4-D, quizalofop, and glufosinate, while calling for a review of the environmental, health, agronomic and economic impacts of the use of such crops. […]

GM Mosquitoes Interbreed with Wild Populations in Brazil

Contrary to claims that GM mosquito offspring would die before reaching adulthood, scientists have found evidence that the GM mosquitoes released by Oxitec have successfully interbred with natural mosquito populations in Brazil and are persisting in the environment. […]

Agroecology a Critical Element in the Transformation of Food Systems

This publication shares ‘beacons of hope’, stories from an extensive network of people and initiatives seeking to transform food systems to address critical global issues. Agroecology is found to be an essential element in such transformation. […]

Genome-Edited Hornless Cattle Found to Have Unintended Antibiotic Resistance Genes

New research published by US Food and Drug Administration scientists has discovered foreign DNA inadvertently introduced into the genomes of genome-edited animals, dealing a significant blow to the biotech industry’s claims that no regulation of such organisms is necessary. […]