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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Mar 31, 2015
 Scientists Back Up WHO’s Classification of Glyphosate as “Probably Carcinogenic”
A scientific commentary on the WHO IARC’s new assessment of glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans" has affirmed the move, highlighting the selection of assessors with no conflict of interest and citing more evidence of the harm of glyphosate.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Mar 30, 2015
 Glyphosate Declared a Probable Carcinogen to Humans by WHO
The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified glyphosate, the world’s most widely-used herbicide, as “probably carcinogenic” to humans. Glyphosate is also widely used in conjunction with GM crops that are resistant to this herbicide
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Mar 25, 2015
 Oxitec’s GM Mosquitoes: A Credible Approach to Dengue Fever?
GeneWatch UK briefing summarizing the concerns related to GM mosquitoes.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Mar 25, 2015
 Study Links Widely Used Pesticides to Antibiotic Resistance
News articles on the issue of antibiotic resistance and the links to commercial formulations of the herbicides glyphosate, 2,4-D and dicamba.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Mar 25, 2015
 Exposure to Herbicides can Cause Change in Bacterial Response to Antibiotics
This study demonstrates that sub-lethal exposure to the herbicides dicamba, 2,4-D and glyphosate can cause bacteria to change their response to antibiotics.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Mar 23, 2015
 Unintended Effects Observed in Stacked GM Maize
A recent study has found unexpected effects in GM maize stacked with herbicide-tolerance and insect-resistant trait, as compared to GM maize with only one of these traits.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Mar 19, 2015
 Herbicide Residues in Roundup-Ready Soybeans Negatively Affect 'Daphnia'
A recent study has found that glyphosate residues in GM soybean feed negatively affect 'Dahnia magna' growth, reproductive maturity and number of offspring, at levels well below permitted limits.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Mar 11, 2015
 Transgenes Found in Small Farmers’ Maize Seed Supplies in South Africa
A study has detected maize transgenes in informal seed supplies of smallholder farmers in Eastern Cape, South Africa, demonstrating the difficulty in preventing transgene flow where crops are grown close by and where seed saving and exchange are common.
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Section: Policy and Regulation Date: Mar 05, 2015
 Malawi Civil Society Coalition Opposes Field Trials of GM Cowpea
An alliance of 19 CSOs and a GMO-resistance movement have lodged a substantive submission to the Malawi authorities, opposing the Confined Field Trial permit application for GM pod borer-resistant Cowpea varieties.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Feb 13, 2015
 Bt Maize Brings Minimal Benefit to Smallholder Farmers in South Africa
This article finds that Bt maize in South Africa has minimally benefitted small farmers and recommends instead the development of cheaper non-GM stress-tolerant maize varieties better suited to small-farm agroecology to ensure improved food security.
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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) GMO-FREE EUROPE Conference 2015 - Future Opportunities and Challenges
Date: May 06, 2015 to May 08, 2015
Venue: Berlin
 

  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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