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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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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Feb 10, 2015
 Biosafety Considerations for New Plant Breeding Techniques
A scientific review of ‘New Plant Breeding Techniques’ recommends that they be subject to a biosafety risk assessment framework developed according to their specific characteristics.
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Feb 06, 2015
 Superbugs Warning for Genetically Modified Insect Factories
This report warns that GM insect factories could spread antibiotic resistant bacteria into the environment, posing a risk to human health.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Feb 04, 2015
 Bt Crops with Multiple Toxins Not As Effective As Assumed
A meta-analysis to assess the potential of Bt crops pyramided with two or more toxins to delay pest resistance development has found that the pyramids are less effective than assumed and that cross-resistance often occurs.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Jan 30, 2015
 No Scientific Consensus on GMO Safety
A broad community of independent scientific researchers and scholars challenges recent claims of a consensus over the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Jan 29, 2015
 USDA’s Approval of Monsanto’s GE Dicamba-Resistant Soy and Cotton Criticized
The USDA’s approval of Monsanto’s GE dicamba-resistant soy and cotton has been criticized for ignoring farmers’ concerns and downplaying the risks of significant environmental, agronomic and socioeconomic harm.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Jan 22, 2015
 Natural Refuges and Pyramiding Toxins: Flawed Solutions to Pest Resistance in Bt Cotton
This commentary argues that the strategy of using natural refuges and pyramided Bt toxins to delay insect pest resistance to Bt cotton is flawed.
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Jan 20, 2015
 Caution Sounded on GM Mosquito Strategy to Control Diseases
Recent research from Panama raises questions on the strategy of releasing GM Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in a bid to control dengue, given the close similarities it has with another mosquito species, Aedes albopictus.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Jan 19, 2015
 New Meta-Analysis Finds Ecological Organic Farming Can Feed the World
The largest meta-analysis to date on organic vs. conventional farming has found a smaller yield gap, and in some cases, none at all between the two, compared to previous findings.Thus, organic farming with agroecological practices can deliver high yields.
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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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