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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Oct 23, 2014
 Herbicides Used with GM Crops Cause Steep Monarch Butterfly Decline in North America
An alarming 90% drop in Monarch butterfly numbers in North America is due to the loss of its only food, milkweed, which in turn is attributed to the widespread use of herbicides on GM crops in the U.S.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Oct 21, 2014
 Review Finds GM Herbicide-Resistant Crops Will Bring About Further Loss of Biodiversity
A review of studies on GM herbicide-resistant crops by three European government agencies finds that instead of being the solution, these GM crops are part of the problem and that their continued use will result in biodiversity loss.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Oct 17, 2014
 Insect Pollinators a Significant Factor in Transgene Flow in Rice
A Chinese study has found that insect pollination can significantly increase transgene flow in rice, a risk previously underestimated and which the researchers say must now form part of risk assessments of GM rice and other GM crops.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Oct 16, 2014
 Study Finds that Monsanto’s GM Soybean May Increase Insect Pest
A scientific study warns that Monsanto's Intacta GM soybean could result in an increase in a non-target insect pest.
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Oct 14, 2014
 Second Discovery of Unapproved GM Wheat in the U.S.
Unapproved GM wheat has been discovered growing in Montana following a similar discovery last year in Oregon. The GM wheat was only authorized for field trials between 2000-2003, and no GM wheat has ever been commercialized.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Oct 13, 2014
 Perspectives on FAO International Agroecology Symposium
The FAO’s recent symposium on agroecology has opened the door for what many groups hope will be a transformational change in the agri-food system. However, there is a need to safeguard agrecology from being coopted into the industrial model of agriculture
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Oct 13, 2014
 Gaps in Environmental Assessment for GE Diamondback Moths
The U.S. is considering an application for the field release of GE Diamondback moths in New York State. However, analyses by GeneWatch UK find several serious gaps in the assessment.
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Section: Global Agreements and Fora Date: Oct 09, 2014
 Synthetic Biology Could Open a Whole New Can of Worms
Parties to the CBD are meeting in Peyeongchang, S.Korea from 6-17 Oct 2014. CSOs are calling for a moratorium on the environmental release and commercial use of synthetic biology, due to the lack of safety assessments and potential socio-economic impacts.
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Section: Global Agreements and Fora Date: Oct 08, 2014
 Modest Progress in International Regime on GMOs
This is a report on the outcome of the meeting of Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (29 September to 3 October 2014, Pyeongchang, South Korea)
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Section: Global Agreements and Fora Date: Oct 07, 2014
 COP-MOP7: Little progress, conflict of interests & unabated unintentional transboundary movements
Closing statement made by civil society participants to the 7th Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (COP-MOP7) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety which as held on 29 September - 3 October 2014 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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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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