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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Mar 20, 2017
 Agroecology is the True Future of Africa's Food Systems
The November 2016 Addis Ababa Declaration on agroecology, ecological organic agriculture and food sovereignty in Africa establishes a new narrative which recognizes agroecology as the true future of the continent‘s food systems.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Mar 17, 2017
 Glyphosate Exposure and Increased Frequency of Cancer in Argentina
An exploratory ecological study detected increased frequency of cancer in association with high environmental exposure to glyphosate in an agricultural town in Argentina, where the herbicide is used in conjunction with mass cultivation of GM crops.
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Mar 16, 2017
 Questioning the Expansion of GM Mosquito Releases in the Cayman Islands
Plans to expand releases of GM mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands in 2017 raise important questions about cost-effectiveness, scientific protocols, risk assessment and public consent.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Mar 15, 2017
 Two Simplified Briefings Introducing New GM Technologies and Biosafety Risks
Two new briefings from the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) focus on the new GM technologies and their associated uncertainties and risks.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Mar 14, 2017
 GM Herbicide-Resistant Crops Have Adverse Impacts on Biodiversity
A technical report by the German, Austrian and Swiss governments on GM herbicide-resistant crops shows that they have not increased yields, but instead have increased herbicide use and have damaging impacts on biodiversity.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Mar 14, 2017
 Choosing the Transformative Agroecological Paradigm
This article shows how agroecology and food sovereignty together represent a truly transformative alternative paradigm for agriculture, by rebuilding a diversity of decentralized, just, sustainable and resilient food systems and communities.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Mar 13, 2017
 How Agroecology Can Achieve Sustainable Development in the Global South
Projects in the Global South showcase how agroecology benefits the most disadvantaged and provides local solutions for sustainable agriculture on the principles of empowerment, action, resilience and integration.
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Mar 09, 2017
 Detrimental Genomic Effects Found in Golden Rice Offspring
Golden Rice crossed with an Indian rice variety has produced plants with stunted growth and reduced yield. These hitherto undetected effects could endanger the harvest and raise concerns about transgene spread into cultivated and wild rice varieties.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Mar 08, 2017
 UN Report: Pesticides Detrimental to the Rights to Food and Health, Agroecology Needed Instead
A report by the UN's Special Rapporteur on the right to food declares pesticides detrimental to the rights to food and health. It calls for a move away from industrial agriculture and the promotion of agroecology instead.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Mar 08, 2017
 Herbicide-Resistant Weeds Increase Weed Management Costs for GE Cotton Farmers
A study of U.S. GE cotton producers analyzes the before and after weed management costs following the emergence of weed resistance on their farms, and finds that the average costs of managing weeds is increased by US$98 per hectare.
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»  Biosafety Aspects of Genome-Editing Techniques
»  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

Risks of GM Crops Engineered to Utilise RNA Interference

  1) Scientific Conference 2016 - TAKING STOCK - 20 YEARS OF GM CROPS - 40 YEARS OF 'GENETIC ENGINEERING'
Date: December 01, 2016 to December 02, 2016
Venue: Mexico City, Mexico

  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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