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Section: Biosafety Science Date: May 03, 2016
 NGOs Highlight Synthetic Biology Concerns at CBD Side Event
A standing room only side event at a recent United Nations intergovernmental biodiversity meeting highlighted recent developments in synthetic biology and its implications.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Apr 29, 2016
 Increasing Number of Patents Filed on Gene-Editing and Synthetic Gene Technology
More and more patent applications are being filed on plants and animals created using gene-editing and synthetic gene technology. This paper calls for such patents to be prohibited and for these organisms to be risk assessed and labelled.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Apr 28, 2016
 FAO Commits Continued Support for Agroecology
The proceedings of the FAO's International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition underline the organisation's commitment to pushing agroecology forward as a means to eradicating hunger and poverty.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Apr 26, 2016
 Co-Formulants in Glyphosate-Based Herbicides Demonstrate Endocrine-Disrupting Effects on Human Cells
A new study has shown for the first time that endocrine disruption by glyphosate-based herbicides can not only be due to the declared active ingredient (glyphosate), but also to co-formulants used in the formulations.
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Apr 12, 2016
 Genetic Modification of African Traditional Crops
R&D on the genetic modification of traditional crops is underway in seven African countries. This report explains how these projects are diverting resources, policies and practices, away from implementing real solutions to hunger and malnutrition.
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Apr 11, 2016
 Genetic Control is No Answer to Zika (or Dengue)
This article, written by an entomologist and mosquito vector control expert, argues why genetic modification of mosquitoes is no answer to mosquito-borne diseases.
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Section: Policy and Regulation Date: Apr 06, 2016
 Why the Philippine Supreme Court Ruled Against Bt Eggplant
In 2015, the Philippine Supreme Court permanently stopped the field testing of Bt eggplant in the country, citing inadequacies in the risk assessment and public consultation processes and invoking the Precautionary Principle.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Mar 24, 2016
 Build Healthy, Sustainable Food Systems to Fight Malnutrition
Creating healthy and sustainable food systems is key to overcoming hunger and all forms of malnutrition (undernourishment, micro-nutrient deficiencies, obesity) around the world.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Mar 23, 2016
 Mexico's Chinampas Prove Productive and Climate-Resilient
Mexico's chinampas system preserves agricultural biodiversity, helps farmers adapt to climate change, bolsters food security and reduces poverty. Its agroecological features could be the foundation for the design of resilient agricultural systems.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Mar 22, 2016
 Organic Meat and Products More Nutritious Than Non-Organic
A new meta-analysis has found that organic meat and animal products are significantly more nutritious than non-organic for several composition parameters including Omega-3 content.
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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

 
The TPPA provides for illegal GMO contamination of our food
 

  1) Capacity building course (Asia): Synthetic biology biosafety and contribution to addressing societal challenges: From simplicity to complexity
Date: May 09, 2016 to May 14, 2016
Venue: Bogor, Indonesia
 

  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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