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Section: Policy and Regulation Date: Dec 15, 2014
 EU Member States to be Granted Right to Ban GM Crops
The EU Parliament and Council have agreed on new legislation that will allow EU member states to restrict or ban GM crops on their own territory. The move has however been described as failing to provide legal certainty for member states.
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Dec 12, 2014
 International Tribunal Demands GM Maize Ban in Mexico
The Mexican Chapter of the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal has called on the Mexican government to ban the planting of GM maize in the country.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Dec 10, 2014
 Socio-Ecological Factors Important in GMO Assessment
This commentary argues that the enforcement of a strict divide between nature and culture or social and ecological systems in Europe's risk assessment of GMOs is counter-productive, for both robust science and considered ethical action.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Dec 05, 2014
 Assessing If Herbicide-Resistant GM Plants are Sustainable
In an important contribution to the discussion on socio-economic considerations in GMO decision-making, the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board has published a report on how to assess the sustainability of herbicide-resistant GM plants.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Dec 03, 2014
 Genome Editing Requires Scientific Caution and Regulation
Genome editing is an advanced GE technology that carries new characteristics and risks which current regulations on GMOs may not cover. A paper on this issue calls for scientific caution and appropriate regulations to govern the technology.
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Section: Key Regulatory Issues Date: Dec 02, 2014
 Monitoring of GMOs Released into the Environment
GMO monitoring aims at detecting the occurrence of changes that could lead to adverse effects. This report proposes a framework for monitoring that includes case-specific monitoring and general surveillance.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Dec 01, 2014
 Changing Course to Feed the World in 2050
There are clear indications that the only way to feed the world sustainably by 2050 is to change course from the current destructive industrial model of agriculture to small-scale farming using sustainable practices.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Nov 28, 2014
 Fall Armyworm Shows High Resistance to Bt Maize in the U.S.
A new study has produced compelling evidence of resistance of fall armyworm in southeastern U.S. to maize genetically modified to kill them, posing a serious threat to the long-term sustainability of the technology.
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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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»  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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