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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Apr 23, 2014
 Impact of GM Herbicide-Resistant Crops on the Right to Food
GM crops engineered to be resistant to herbicides pose a threat to the right to food. The herbicides used in conjunction with these crops also have health impacts that need to be evaluated in parallel.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Apr 22, 2014
 “Extreme levels” of Roundup in GM soybeans
Levels of Roundup so high that even Monsanto calls them “extreme” now appear to be the norm for GM soybeans, recent research shows.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Apr 22, 2014
 High Residues of Glyphosate Accumulate in Roundup Ready Soybeans
Research has demonstrated that Roundup Ready GM-soy may accumulate high residue levels of glyphosate and its breakdown product. It also showed that different agricultural practices may result in a markedly different nutritional composition of soybeans.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Apr 17, 2014
 Research Shows Molecular Differences Between GM and Conventional Maize
A paper published in the journal Proteome Science field, has shown molecular differences between genetically modified MON810 maize hybrids and their non-GM counterparts.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Apr 15, 2014
 Glyphosate Detected in Breast Milk of American Mothers
A first-ever testing of glyphosate in the breast milk of American mothers has found ‘high’ levels in 3 out of 10 samples, raising concerns that the herbicide, widely used with GM herbicide resistant crops, can accumulate in the human body.
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Apr 10, 2014
 Brazil Warned World’s First Commercial Release of GM Mosquitoes Requires Full Public Consultation
Environmental and civil society groups warn the Brazilian regulator of GMOs, CTNBio, not to approve commercial releases of GM mosquitoes in Brazil without full public consultation, access to conclusive field trials data and a post release monitoring plan.
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Section: Global Agreements and Fora Date: Apr 10, 2014
 Call for Precautionary Approach to Synthetic Biology
This briefing calls for a precautionary approach to synthetic biology and recommends that CBD Parties establish a moratorium on the environmental and commercial release of Synthetically Modified Organisms and assess their livelihood implications.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Apr 01, 2014
 Seed Diversity Critical in Building Farm Resilience to Climate Change
Seed diversity plays a critical role in ensuring farms are resilient to the impacts of climate change.
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Section: Global Agreements and Fora Date: Mar 21, 2014
 Civil society statement for the FAO Technical Consultation on Low Levels of GM Crops in International Food and Feed Trade
Civil society statement on low levels of GM crops in international food and feed trade calls for preservation of zero tolerance for unapproved GM crops.
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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

 
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology for Food Security and for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Potential and Risks
 

  1) Eastern European Regional Course on Impact Assessment of LMOs under the Cartagena Protocol
Date: February 03, 2014 to February 08, 2014
Venue: Chisinau, Moldova
 

  1) Campaign To Stop Smallpox Genetic Engineering
Date: January 28, 2014
 

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