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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 Safety Standards for Glyphosate-based Herbicides Deemed Outdated and Inadequate
A peer-reviewed article asserts that current safety standards for glyphosate-based herbicides are outdated, may fail to protect public and environmental health, and need to be urgently improved.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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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Mar 28, 2017
 Pesticides can be Reduced Without Negatively Affecting Productivity or Profitability
A study of 946 farms in France has found that total pesticide use can be reduced by 42% without any negative effects on productivity and profitability in 59% of the farms.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Mar 27, 2017
 Challenges for Food and Agriculture in the 21st Century
FAO's report on the challenges that agriculture and food systems will face into the 21st century acknowledges that "business-as-usual is not an option" and that major transformations are needed towards holistic approaches such as agroecology.
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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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»  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

The TPPA provides for illegal GMO contamination of our food

  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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