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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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Section: Global Agreements and Fora Date: Oct 28, 2014
 CBD Parties Urged to Regulate Synthetic Biology
The CBD has adopted a significant decision which urges Parties to take a precautionary approach to synthetic biology, and to effectively regulate environmental release of any organisms, components or products resulting from synthetic biology techniques.
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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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»  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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