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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: May 15, 2017
 Cutting Industrial Meat and Dairy Production Essential to Tackling Climate Crisis
Industrial livestock is a major contributor to global warming. A two-track solution would be to transition away from industrial meat and dairy, and redirect support to smallholder systems and integrated agroecological methods.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: May 12, 2017
 The Deep Roots of the Agroecological Movement in Latin America and Spain
A special issue of Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems sheds light on the origins of agroecology in Latin America and Spain and how it has developed as a strong movement to resist and replace the industrial model of agriculture.
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Section: Trends in Industry Date: May 11, 2017
 Legal Opinion Concludes that Monsanto’s Activities Impact Human Rights, Better Regulation Needed to Protect Victims
The five international judges of the 'Monsanto Tribunal' have presented their legal opinion and concluded that Monsanto has engaged in practices which have negatively impacted the right to a healthy environment, the right to food and the right to health
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: May 11, 2017
 Getting Serious About Fighting Hunger
This article explains how the industrial farming model exacerbates poverty and hunger, and calls on Europe to get serious about feeding the world by supporting alternative systems of agriculture such as agroecology.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: May 09, 2017
 Reported Contamination by GM-Ethanol Corn in Nebraska
Enogen, a genetically modified corn for ethanol production, has reportedly contaminated non-GM white corn grown in Nebraska that is used to make flour, presenting risks of market rejection for non-GMO and organic corn growers.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Apr 26, 2017
 Agroecology a Key Component of China's New 'Ecological Civilization'
A multistakeholder International Symposium on Agroecology was organized in China in August 2016. Agroecology is a key component of China’s plans to reconcile environmental sustainability with economic development.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Apr 26, 2017
 Synthetic Biology and New Breeding Techniques Are Genetic Engineering Technologies
Advocates claim that synthetic biology and new breeding techniques are distinct from genetic engineering whereas in fact, they carry similar risks to old-style GE and may even create new ones. Thus, they should require more, rather than less, scrutiny.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Apr 25, 2017
 Safety Standards for Glyphosate-based Herbicides Deemed Outdated and Inadequate
A peer-reviewed article asserts that current safety standards for glyphosate-based herbicides are outdated, may fail to protect public and environmental health, and need to be urgently improved.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Apr 19, 2017
  Court Documents Reveal Monsanto's Efforts to Manipulate Science
Documents ordered to be unsealed by a U.S. court have revealed disturbing evidence of Monsanto’s manipulation of scientific literature and alleged collusion with an EPA official to protect its flagship herbicide, Roundup.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Mar 28, 2017
 Adverse Effects of Glyphosate on the Soil and Environment After 20 Years
After 20 years of intensive use, research finds that glyphosate and its primary metabolite AMPA are frequently detected in ground and surface waters and in some marine environments, with adverse effects on biological organisms and their functions.
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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

 
Bt Cotton in Burkina Faso
 

  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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