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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Jan 15, 2018
 The Global Organic Food and Farming Movement Calls for the Regulation of New Genetic Engineering Techniques as GMOs
The organic sector reaffirms its commitment to effectively exclude GMOs from its productions systems and urges policy makers to regulate the use of GMOs obtained by new techniques.
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Section: Policy and Regulation Date: Dec 29, 2017
 Statement on Gene Drives by the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board
The Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board recommends a moratorium on the use of gene drives until international regulations for handling and risk assessment are in place.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Dec 29, 2017
 CRISPR Gene Drives Equivalent to Creating a New, Highly Invasive Species
Two journal articles spell out why current CRISPR-based gene drives are too risky for field and even lab experimentation because they are remarkably aggressive and are likely to spread to most populations of the target species throughout the world.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Dec 28, 2017
 Agroecology and Women's Empowerment Essential to End Malnutrition
Key recommendations to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030: promote agroecology as the main food system, promote women's empowerment and right to land, regulate agri-food transnational corporations, and democratise food systems governance.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Dec 28, 2017
 Combinatorial Effects of Stacked GM Plants Deserve Proper Assessment
New peer-reviewed data has shown how two Cry-toxins acted in combination and that the same Cry-toxins showed combinatorial effects when co-exposed with Roundup. EFSA dismissal of such research exposes the weaknesses in their risk assessment processes.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Dec 26, 2017
 Mainstreaming Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food Systems
There is ample evidence on the contribution of agricultural biodiversity to diverse, healthy diets; sustainability in agriculture; seed systems delivering crop diversity; and conserving agricultural biodiversity for use in sustainable food systems.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Dec 26, 2017
 Empirical Research on the Socio-Economic Impacts of GM Crops Seriously Inadequate
There is a lack of empirical and comprehensive research on the socio-economic impacts of GM crops. The majority of published research has mainly focused on a restricted set of monetary economic parameters with serious shortcomings in the methodologies.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Dec 20, 2017
 Organic Farming Can Feed the World, But Only If We Cut Meat Consumption and Food Waste
By combining organic agriculture with eating less meat, cutting food waste by half, and fixing nitrogen in the soil instead of using fertilizer, the world could be fed sustainably without vastly increasing the amount of land under agricultural production.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Dec 20, 2017
 Health Impacts of Glyphosate May Include Driving Antibiotic Resistance
Glyphosate resistant crops have led to intensification of glyphosate use, emergence of glyphosate-resistant weeds and microorganisms, changes in microbiomes and disease resistance, deteriorated plant and animal health, and increased antibiotic resistance.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Dec 19, 2017
 Investments in Small-Scale Sustainable Agriculture Best Way to Reduce Hunger and Poverty
This report makes a strong case for more investments in and support for small-scale sustainable agriculture in developing countries, which is recognised as the most efficient way to tackle hunger and poverty.
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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

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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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