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  Posting date: June 26, 2018
Unapproved GM Wheat Found in Canada, Imports Suspended by Japan and South Korea
Unapproved GM wheat from field trials conducted 20 years ago has been found growing in Canada, prompting Japan and South Korea, two major importers of Canadian wheat, to suspend imports.
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  Posting date: April 24, 2018
Transgenic and Glyphosate Contamination of Processed Food and Tortillas Made From Industrial Corn in Mexico
The detection of transgenes and glyphosate in processed foods and tortillas made from industrial corn in Mexico presents a threat to a country where corn is the staple food.
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  Posting date: February 09, 2018
Golden Rice 2 Carries High Likelihood of Risks Without Substantial Benefits
An evaluation of the risk assessment for IRRI's application for food import of Golden Rice 2 in Australia and New Zealand finds flawed data, failure to show any substantial benefits, and a high likelihood of risks.
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  Posting date: December 15, 2017
Golden Rice: A Perfect Example of GM Unintended Effects
Recent research by Indian scientists has shown that introducing Golden Rice transgenes had severe and unexpected effects on plant growth and yields.
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  Posting date: March 09, 2017
Detrimental Genomic Effects Found in Golden Rice Offspring
Golden Rice crossed with an Indian rice variety has produced plants with stunted growth and reduced yield. These hitherto undetected effects could endanger the harvest and raise concerns about transgene spread into cultivated and wild rice varieties.
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  Posting date: October 14, 2016
The Real Reasons for the Failure of Golden Rice
Two scientists examine the real causes for the failure of genetically modified Golden Rice.
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  Posting date: October 07, 2016
Maize Farming in Africa is Vulnerable to Uncontrolled Spread of Genetically Modified Varieties
This publication shows that maize farming by smallholders in Africa is particularly vulnerable to the uncontrolled spread of GM varieties, due to pollen- and human-mediated gene flow.
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  Posting date: August 02, 2016
Unapproved GM Wheat Discovered Again in the U.S.
GM wheat that has not been approved for sale or commercial production in the U.S has been found growing in a field in Washington state.
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  Posting date: April 12, 2016
Genetic Modification of African Traditional Crops
R&D on the genetic modification of traditional crops is underway in seven African countries. This report explains how these projects are diverting resources, policies and practices, away from implementing real solutions to hunger and malnutrition.
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  Posting date: December 12, 2014
International Tribunal Demands GM Maize Ban in Mexico
The Mexican Chapter of the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal has called on the Mexican government to ban the planting of GM maize in the country.
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