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Section: Global Agreements and Fora Date: Jul 18, 2018
 Calls for Precaution on "Gene Drives" at Biodiversity Meeting
Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), at a subsidiary meeting, have called for precaution when addressing organisms containing engineered gene drives.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Jul 17, 2018
 Agroecology Beats Land and Water Scarcity
With agroecology providing innovative water and production techniques, small farms in Brazil have been able to thrive despite drought.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Jul 13, 2018
  Impressive Yield and Income Increases from SRI Project in West Africa
A project implementing the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in West Africa has benefited some 50,000 rice farmers with yield increases of 54-153% and an average income gain of 41% compared to conventional farmers.
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Section: Global Agreements and Fora Date: Jul 12, 2018
 Reboot on GMO Risk Assessment Work Under Biosafety Protocol
Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, at a subsidiary meeting in Montreal, have breathed some life back into the risk assessment work that is critical to the implementation of the Protocol.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Jun 29, 2018
 Extensive Phenotypic Differences Between GE and Non-GE Cultivated Plants
A meta-analysis of genetic data on wild, GMO and non-GMO cultivated varieties of rice, canola, maize, sunflower, and pumpkin found significant and unintended phenotypic effects, suggesting consequences of genetic modification beyond the target trait(s).
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Jun 26, 2018
 Unapproved GM Wheat Found in Canada, Imports Suspended by Japan and South Korea
Unapproved GM wheat from field trials conducted 20 years ago has been found growing in Canada, prompting Japan and South Korea, two major importers of Canadian wheat, to suspend imports.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Jun 26, 2018
 How Sustainable Food Production Can Change Developing Countries
Sustainable food production is key to building a better world for today and the future. Farmers in developing countries need the resources to make their operations more sustainable.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Jun 21, 2018
 Informational Materials on Synthetic Biology and Sequence Information
New informational materials about the important emerging area of synthetic biology and associated topic of digital sequence information on genetic resources are now available at
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Jun 18, 2018
 Using CRISPR-Cas9 to Engineer Virus Resistance in Cassava Triggers Evolution of Novel Virus
This study found that using CRISPR-Cas9 to engineer resistance to geminiviruses in cassava resulted in the emergence of a CRISPR-resistant mutant virus, highlighting the potential for CRISPR-systems to trigger the evolution of new viruses.
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Section: Key Regulatory Issues Date: Jun 11, 2018
 Swiss Ethics Committee Defends Precautionary Principle in Regulating New Biotechnologies
A report by the Swiss Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology shows that the precautionary principle and the precautionary measures to which it gives rise can be justified ethically with respect to regulating new biotechnologies.
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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

No benefit to imminent release of risky GM mosquitoes in Burkina Faso

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  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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