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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Sep 30, 2014
 New UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Calls on Governments to Prioritise Small Farmers and Agroecology
The new UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food has called on governments to shift their subsidies and research funding away from industrial agriculture to small farmers practicing agroecology.
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Section: Global Agreements and Fora Date: Sep 26, 2014
 Socio-economic considerations related to LMOs: From the Convention on Biological Diversity to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
This paper provides insights on how socio-economic considerations related to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are rooted in the CBD and, accordingly, inherited by the Cartegena Protocol on Biosafety.
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Section: Global Agreements and Fora Date: Sep 26, 2014
 Third World Network submission related to decision BS-VI/16: Unintentional transboundary movements of living modified organisms (Article 17)
Third World Network submission related to decision BS-VI/16:
Unintentional transboundary movements of living modified organisms (Article 17)
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Sep 26, 2014
 Scientists Praise and Challenge FAO on Agroecology
Nearly 70 scientists and scholars of sustainable agriculture and food systems sent an open letter to the FAO calling for a solid commitment to agroecology from the international community.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Sep 26, 2014
 The Time has Come for Agroecology
Speakers at FAO symposium on agroecology call for this new agricultural model that ensures that enough quality food is produced where it is most needed, that preserves nature and that delivers ecosystem services of local and global relevance.
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Section: Global Agreements and Fora Date: Sep 25, 2014
  Report of COP-MOP 6: Parties to the Biosafety Protocol adopt key decisions
TWN report on the outcomes of COP-MOP6, which met in Hyderabad, India from 1-5 October 2012.
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Section: Global Agreements and Fora Date: Sep 25, 2014
 Stop the Uncontrolled Spread of Genetically Engineered Organisms: EU Countries Should Take the Lead
A broad coalition of organisations is calling on COP-MOP7 to take decisive action to stop the uncontrolled spread of genetically engineered organisms into the environment. In particular, EU Member States are urged to take the lead.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Sep 15, 2014
 New Herbicide-Resistant Crops Face Opposition
There has been strong opposition to Dow AgroScience’s application for approval of its “Enlist Duo” GE crops made resistant to 2,4-D and glyphosate.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Sep 11, 2014
 Addressing Injustice Vital to Eradicating Hunger
This paper identifies injustice as the main cause of hunger and makes recommendations on how to address power inequalities in order to bring about a just and sustainable global food system, including opting for agroecological methods of production.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Sep 11, 2014
 Herbicide-Resistant Palmer Amaranth a Growing Threat to U.S. Farms
A particularly robust herbicide-resistant weed called Palmer amaranth which has wreaked havoc on cotton farms in southern USA is spreading throughout the Midwest, threatening farm economies.
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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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