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  Posting date: March 14, 2017
GM Herbicide-Resistant Crops Have Adverse Impacts on Biodiversity
A technical report by the German, Austrian and Swiss governments on GM herbicide-resistant crops shows that they have not increased yields, but instead have increased herbicide use and have damaging impacts on biodiversity.
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  Posting date: November 15, 2016
2,4-D and Dicamba Found to Have Lethal and Sub-lethal Effects on Lady Beetles
As weeds develop resistance to glyphosate, GM crops resistant to the 2,4-D and dicamba are poised to enter the market. However, these herbicides and the formulations containing them can cause lethal and sublethal effects on beneficial insects.
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  Posting date: November 09, 2016
GM Delivers No Advantage in Crop Yields After 20 Years
A new analysis has found that GM crops in the US and Canada have shown no discernible advantage in yields nor led to an overall reduction in the use of chemical pesticides when measured against non-GM varieties in Western Europe.
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  Posting date: October 25, 2016
Largest-Ever Study of GE Crops and Pesticide Use Finds Negative Environmental Impact in the U.S.
The largest-ever study on GE crops and pesticide use in the U.S. has found that adopters of GE glyphosate-tolerant soybean and maize have used increasingly more herbicides than non-adopters to deal with the proliferation of glyphosate-resistant weeds.
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  Posting date: October 20, 2016
More Research Needed on the Effects of Bt Crops on Aquatic Ecosystems
A recent review finds that there are significant knowledge gaps on the fate of Bt crops and their potential effects on aquatic systems and identifies several important issues for further research.
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  Posting date: October 19, 2016
Risks of Glyphosate Residues in Food and the Environment
A review of recent literature has found that glyphosate can persist in the environment and that chronic glyphosate exposure even at low concentrations can pose a risk to human health.
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  Posting date: December 22, 2015
GM Crops Fail to Deliver on Promises After 20 Years
A report analyses the performance of GM crops for the past 20 years since their introduction and finds that they have not delivered on any of their grandiose promises.
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  Posting date: September 25, 2015
Daphnia Fed with Bt Maize Leaves Show Chronic Responses
A new study has found significant negative chronic effects in Daphnia fed with GM insect-resistant maize leaves such as smaller body size, reduced growth and decreased fertility.
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  Posting date: July 15, 2015
Are GM Crops Better for the Environment?
This report examines whether GM crops are better for the environment and presents evidence that they can cause serious adverse environmental impacts.
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  Posting date: March 11, 2015
Transgenes Found in Small Farmersí Maize Seed Supplies in South Africa
A study has detected maize transgenes in informal seed supplies of smallholder farmers in Eastern Cape, South Africa, demonstrating the difficulty in preventing transgene flow where crops are grown close by and where seed saving and exchange are common.
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