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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Jul 27, 2015
 Agroecology Can Feed Africa
Evidence on how small-scale agroecology can feed Africa in a better and more sustainable manner than the industrial model of agriculture. In order for this to happen, however, a radical shift in support from the industrial model towards agroecology is req
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Jul 23, 2015
 Effects of GE Soybean Feed on Goat Offspring
A scientific study has found that goats fed with genetically engineered soybean had 40% less immune substance in their milk, resulting in significant reductions in the weight of their offspring.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Jul 22, 2015
 Agroecology the Foundation for Sustainable Climate-Resilient Farming Systems
Climate-resilient farming communities can be built by tapping the rich repository of traditional farming systems which practice effective agroecological strategies and have strong social networks.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Jul 22, 2015
 Biosafety and Knowledge Gaps of New Plant Breeding Technologies Necessitate Further Research
This report identifies knowledge gaps relating to new plant breeding techniques. Current biosafety regulations are a good base, but insufficient in themselves, to address uncertainties, so further research before commercialisation is recommended.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Jul 20, 2015
 Ecological Farming More Profitable than Chemical Farming in Malawi and Kenya
Fieldwork in Malawi and Kenya has shown that small-scale farmers practising ecological farming with no chemical pesticides or fertilisers can get far better yields and incomes than those using chemicals.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Jul 15, 2015
 Are GM Crops Better for the Environment?
This report examines whether GM crops are better for the environment and presents evidence that they can cause serious adverse environmental impacts.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Jul 13, 2015
 Glyphosate and Cancer Risks
In light of the IARC's classification of glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans", the Center for Food Safety explains why the IARC's decision is scientifically sound and warns of the risks.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Jul 13, 2015
 Agroecology Can Fix Our Broken Food System
This article offers agroecology as the ideal solution to fix our broken food system; one which embraces complexity and change, develops the capacity to listen, to grow new connections, and to build solidarity among animals, plants and people.

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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Jul 08, 2015
 A Vision for an Ecological and Sustainable Food System
This report recommends seven principles to be the focus of the changes we need to make to transform our current broken food system into an ecological and resilient one.
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Section: Policy and Regulation Date: Jul 07, 2015
 GM and Seed Industry Eye West Africa's Lucrative Cowpea Seed Market
This new report argues that the GM cowpea push in Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Ghana coincides with a strong interest from multinational and local seed companies to produce foundation and certified seed in West Africa.
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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

Tackling Hidden Hunger

  1) Course Announcement: Capacity Building Course Southern Africa Region, 20-26 September 2015, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Date: September 20, 2015 to September 26, 2015
Venue: Potchefstroom, South Africa

  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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