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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Feb 05, 2016
 GM Cotton's Future in Africa on Shaky Ground
Burkina Faso has begun a phase out of GM cotton due to its poor quality. This paper discusses the likely implications for the future of GM cotton specifically, and GM crops generally, in the African continent.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Feb 02, 2016
 Fall Armyworm Resistance to Bt Maize in Brazil, but Sustainable Solutions Elusive
The fall armyworm has developed resistance to two Bt maize strains in Brazil. So-called solutions such as stacked-trait Bt crops and gene-silencing are however unlikely to provide a lasting solution to pest resistance.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Jan 27, 2016
 Gene-Editing: In Urgent Need of Regulation
Two scientific articles discuss gene-editing and call for regulation and greater caution, given that major safety and ethical concerns still need to be addressed.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Jan 26, 2016
 African Farmers Lead the Way in Climate-Resilient Agroecology
33 case studies provide evidence of the success of agroecological practices across Africa - restoring degraded land, saving scarce water resources, increasing food production, and improving farmers’ livelihoods and resilience to climate change.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Dec 31, 2015
 Investment in Agroecology Critical to Transforming US Agriculture
This paper highlights the dismal investment in agroecology in the US. It calls for prioritization and scaling-up of agroecological research, extension and education, in order to transform the current unsustainable industrial model of agriculture.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Dec 30, 2015
 GM Crops Bring Bare Benefit to Farmers
This report examines the impact of GM crops on farmers and finds that they have not increased yields or farm incomes, have reduced seed diversity, constrained seed exchange, and imposed additional burdens of herbicide-resistant weeds and GM contamination.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Dec 28, 2015
 Replacing Hazardous Pesticides with Agroecology
This report calls for a shift from the use of hazardous pesticides to agroecology, providing evidence that the latter is more viable and will contribute greatly to human and environmental health, food security, poverty reduction and climate resilience.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Dec 28, 2015
 ‘New Breeding Techniques’ Qualify as Genetic Modification and Need Regulation
Two reports on new breeding techniques in genetic engineering conclude that, contrary to industry claims, there is a scientific and legal case for classifying them as modern biotechnologies. Therefore they should not be exempt from regulation.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Dec 23, 2015
 Conflict in the EU over the Safety of Glyphosate
Scientists specializing in cancer, epidemiology and public health have called for the rejection of EFSA's "scientifically flawed" evaluation of glyphosate, as it runs counter to the IARC classification of glyphosate as probably carcinogenic to humans.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Dec 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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»  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

The TPPA provides for illegal GMO contamination of our food

  1) Capacity building course ASEAN-region: Synthetic biology –biosafety and contribution to addressing societal challenges
Date: November 21, 2015 to November 26, 2015
Venue: Hanoi

  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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