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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Dec 14, 2017
 Human Exposure to Glyphosate Increased 500 percent Since GM Crop Introduction in the US
A study has found that human exposure to glyphosate through foods has increased approximately 500% over 23 years since the introduction of GM glyphosate-tolerant crops in the US.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Dec 13, 2017
 Revisiting the Issue of Transgene Flow into Landraces of Maize in Mexico
Two recently published papers have revisited the issue of transgene flow into landraces of maize in Mexico.
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Section: Global Agreements and Fora Date: Dec 05, 2017
 Military Revealed as Top Funder of Gene Drives; Gates Foundation Paid $1.6 million to Influence UN on Gene Drives
Over 1,200 emails released under open records requests reveal that the US military is now the top funder and influencer behind a controversial genetic extinction technology known as “gene drives”.
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Section: Trends in Industry Date: Nov 29, 2017
 European Commission Has Legal Obligation to Block Bayer-Monsanto Merger, Says Study
A new legal study concludes that the European Commission has a legal obligation to reject the proposed Bayer-Monsanto merger, whether viewed through a narrow competition lens or a wider scope of social and environmental costs.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Nov 28, 2017
 Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds A Growing Major Problem Worldwide
The overuse of glyphosate has led to a global situation where glyphosate-resistant weeds are spreading rapidly. The worst infestations and greatest economic impact are seen in countries growing GM glyphosate-resistant crops.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Nov 27, 2017
 Peasants not Food Corporations Feed the World
The Peasant Food Web feeds 70% of the world, including the most hungry, using only 25% of global agricultural resources. On the other hand, the Industrial Food Chain, which uses 75% of agricultural resources, feeds less than 30% of the global population.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Nov 23, 2017
 The Fall of GM Cotton in India
A report explores the rise and fall of GM cotton in India as more Indian farmers return to organic cotton. Worldwide, GM cotton farmers are struggling with increased pesticide use to deal with the emergence of pest resistance and secondary pests.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Nov 22, 2017
 Pesticides Driving Mass Extinction in the Anthropocene
Chemicals, especially pesticides, are driving the Earth's current sixth mass extinction. Integrated pest management practices that reduce the use of chemicals in agriculture and the decoupling of the agrichemical and seed industries are therefore needed.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Nov 21, 2017
 Roundup Harms Soil Fungus At Far Below Permissible Doses
Research shows that Roundup caused metabolic disturbances in an important soil fungus at doses far below the recommended agricultural application rate, raising the possibility that herbicide residues may add toxic properties to a final GM plant product.
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Section: Global Agreements and Fora Date: Nov 21, 2017
 Plant Treaty to Address Genetic Sequence Information
The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) has decided to begin serious work on the subject of sequence information of crop genetic resources.
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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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