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Section: Key Regulatory Issues Date: Nov 26, 2014
 GM Contamination Register Logs 396 Incidents over 17 Years
An analysis report on 17 years of data recorded in the GM Contamination Register concludes that GM contamination can occur independently of commercialisation and that detection regimes are inadequate and methodologies, inconsistent.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Nov 24, 2014
 Altering Wild Populations through “Gene Drives” – Weighing the Risks
Engineered “gene drives” have the potential to alter the genetic composition of wild populations. Scientists have called for the potentially serious risks and regulatory gaps to be addressed before it is applied in the field.
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Section: Policy and Regulation Date: Nov 21, 2014
 US Citizens Write Open Letter Warning on GM Crops
An open letter from individuals and organizations representing 57 million Americans warns of the risks of GM crops, drawing from the two decades of experience in the US.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Nov 20, 2014
 Gene Silencing Products Set to Enter the Food and Feed Chain
New GE crops using an emerging technology called RNA interference (RNAi) are set to enter the food and feed supply chain. Scientists are questioning the serious lack of safety testing for this technology.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Nov 18, 2014
 Study Finds Glyphosate Affects Honeybees
A new study has found that the herbicide glyphosate, widely used with herbicide-resistant GM crops, can severely impair learning behavior and short-term memory retention in honeybees, posing a serious threat to long-term colony performance.
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Nov 17, 2014
 US GM Salmon Company Fined for Regulatory Violations in Panama
A U.S. biotech company’s experimental facility for GM salmon in Panama has been heavily fined for repeated regulatory violations.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Nov 17, 2014
 African Farmers Lead Composting Revolution
100 small-scale farmers in Africa are leading a “composting revolution” which is producing better crops and yields without the use of chemical fertilisers, providing a promising way to feed the continent sustainably.
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Section: Policy and Regulation Date: Nov 11, 2014
 Weak Oversight of GM Field Trials in the U.S.
An investigation into GM field trials in the U.S. reveals the vast extent of outdoor experimentation and a troubling trend of violations, mistakes and risks of contamination which has received inadequate attention from the regulatory authorities.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Nov 03, 2014
 Conventional Breeding for Drought Tolerance More Successful than Genetic Engineering
The success of a maize breeding programme in Africa provides concrete evidence that conventional breeding is more successful than genetic engineering in producing drought-tolerant maize.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Oct 30, 2014
 Scientific Review Finds Lack of Evidence on GM Food Safety
A review of studies on the health impacts of GM food on rats finds a serious lack of evidence on safety. Not only are there no published studies for most of the approved GM crops but those that have been conducted are flawed.
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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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