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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Jan 30, 2015
 No Scientific Consensus on GMO Safety
A broad community of independent scientific researchers and scholars challenges recent claims of a consensus over the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Jan 29, 2015
 USDA’s Approval of Monsanto’s GE Dicamba-Resistant Soy and Cotton Criticized
The USDA’s approval of Monsanto’s GE dicamba-resistant soy and cotton has been criticized for ignoring farmers’ concerns and downplaying the risks of significant environmental, agronomic and socioeconomic harm.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Jan 22, 2015
 Natural Refuges and Pyramiding Toxins: Flawed Solutions to Pest Resistance in Bt Cotton
This commentary argues that the strategy of using natural refuges and pyramided Bt toxins to delay insect pest resistance to Bt cotton is flawed.
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Jan 20, 2015
 Caution Sounded on GM Mosquito Strategy to Control Diseases
Recent research from Panama raises questions on the strategy of releasing GM Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in a bid to control dengue, given the close similarities it has with another mosquito species, Aedes albopictus.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Jan 19, 2015
 New Meta-Analysis Finds Ecological Organic Farming Can Feed the World
The largest meta-analysis to date on organic vs. conventional farming has found a smaller yield gap, and in some cases, none at all between the two, compared to previous findings.Thus, organic farming with agroecological practices can deliver high yields.
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Section: Policy and Regulation Date: Dec 15, 2014
 EU Member States to be Granted Right to Ban GM Crops
The EU Parliament and Council have agreed on new legislation that will allow EU member states to restrict or ban GM crops on their own territory. The move has however been described as failing to provide legal certainty for member states.
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Dec 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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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Dec 10, 2014
 Socio-Ecological Factors Important in GMO Assessment
This commentary argues that the enforcement of a strict divide between nature and culture or social and ecological systems in Europe's risk assessment of GMOs is counter-productive, for both robust science and considered ethical action.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Dec 05, 2014
 Assessing If Herbicide-Resistant GM Plants are Sustainable
In an important contribution to the discussion on socio-economic considerations in GMO decision-making, the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board has published a report on how to assess the sustainability of herbicide-resistant GM plants.
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»  Genetic Engineering and Omitted Health Research
»  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

Socio-economic Considerations in GMO Decision-Making: International Agreements in Context

  1) 7th Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Date: September 29, 2014 to October 03, 2014
Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea

  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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