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Section: Biosafety Science Date: May 25, 2016
 Genome Editing Precision Only “A Myth”
This article debunks the myths that genome editing is a precise, error-free and predictable technology.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: May 25, 2016
 FAO Regional Meetings on Agroecology Call for Policy Change to Support Transition
The FAO's three regional meetings on agroecology underscored that agroecology is the best alternative to the industrial model of agriculture and called for policy reform to effect the transition in all regions.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: May 24, 2016
 Promoter Used In GM Crops Works In Salmon Over Time
A new study has confirmed for the first time in a vertebrate that the S35 CaMV promoter, used in most GM crops, is able to drive expression of a transgene for at least 1.5 years in salmon.
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Section: Biomedical Applications Date: May 23, 2016
 Dangerous Proposal for “Gain of Function” Modification of Smallpox Virus Must Never be Approved
Dangerous proposal for “gain of function” modification of smallpox virus must never be approved.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: May 18, 2016
 IARC's Classification of Glyphosate as “Probably Carcinogenic to Humans” Scientifically Robust
The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer reiterates that there was enough evidence to classify glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans".
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Section: Trends in Industry Date: May 17, 2016
 New Crop Technologies for Africa Not Scale-Neutral
This paper describes how the corporate shaping of crop technology R&D has significantly shifted the technological trajectory away from smallholders’ needs and interests.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: May 10, 2016
 Assessing Sustainability of GM Crops and Socioeconomic Considerations
A study using stakeholder consultations on the sustainability of cultivating GM potato in Norway provides important findings for the development of frameworks and guidelines for assessing the sustainability and socio-economic considerations of GM crops.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: May 09, 2016
 The Sustainability of Agroecology versus the Unsustainability of Industrial Farming
A review of literature on industrial methods of farming versus agroecological farming models finds that the former fail to meet sustainability criteria while the latter offer sound social, scientific and rural development solutions.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: May 09, 2016
 Synthetic Biology Debate Ahead of Biodiversity Treaty's Top Meeting
Synthetic biology, a controversial and fast-advancing technology, will be one of the key topics at the meeting of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that will meet in December in Cancun, Mexico.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: May 06, 2016
 Promising Trend Towards Sustainable Agriculture in China
As China struggles to feed a burgeoning population amid a host of agricultural challenges, a growing trend of multiple pathways of sustainable agriculture provide promising solutions.
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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 (Asia): Synthetic biology – biosafety and contribution to addressing societal challenges: From simplicity to complexity
Date: May 09, 2016 to May 14, 2016
Venue: Bogor, Indonesia

  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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