A review of studies on GM herbicide-resistant crops by three European government agencies finds that instead of being the solution, these GM crops are part of the problem and that their continued use will result in even greater biodivers
A Chinese study has found that insect pollination can significantly increase transgene flow in rice, a risk previously underestimated and which the researchers say must now form part of risk assessments of GM rice and other GM crops.
Unapproved GM wheat has been discovered growing in Montana following a similar discovery last year in Oregon. The GM wheat was only authorized for field trials between 2000-2003, and no GM wheat has ever been commercialized.
The FAO’s recent symposium on agroecology has opened the door for what many groups hope will be a transformational change in the agri-food system. However, there is a need to safeguard agrecology from being coopted into the industrial model of agriculture
Parties to the CBD are meeting in Peyeongchang, S.Korea from 6-17 Oct 2014. CSOs are calling for a moratorium on the environmental release and commercial use of synthetic biology, due to the lack of safety assessments and potential socio-economic impacts.
Closing statement made by civil society participants to the 7th Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (COP-MOP7) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety which as held on 29 September - 3 October 2014 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.