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Section: Policy and Regulation Date: Jun 22, 2017
  Concerns Over Impacts of Mozambique's Field Testing of GM Maize
A new report provides an analysis of the changes made to Mozambique’s biosafety legislation which has consequently allowed field trials of drought-tolerant GM maize to take place, and cites concerns over biosafety and farmers' rights.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Jun 21, 2017
 Biosafety and Socio-Economic Rrisks of GM 2,4-D Maize
This report highlights the biosafety and socio-economic risks of GM 2,4-D maize and stacked varieties currently field trialled in South Africa, including potential combinatorial effects.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Jun 21, 2017
 In-Situ Seed Conservation, Agroecology and Eliminating Food Waste are Better Solutions
Gene banks are not insurance policies for agricultural biodiversity. On farm conservation, agroecology and reducing food waste are more sustainable options.
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Section: Agriculture / Organisms Date: Jun 20, 2017
 Calls to Halt Commercialisation of GM Mustard in India
India's Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee has recommended the commercialisation of GM mustard to the Environment Ministry amidst strong opposition by farmers and civil society groups.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Jun 13, 2017
 CRISPR Gene Editing Caused Hundreds of Unintended Mutations in Mice Genome
A new study has found that CRISPR-based gene-editing introduced hundreds of unintended mutations into the genome of mice.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Jun 09, 2017
 Ecological and Ethical Implications of Using CRISPR‐based Gene Drive to Control Crop Pests
This paper discusses the ecological and ethical implications of using CRISPR‐based gene drive to control crop pests, given the risks of long-term effects and uncertain regulation over this new technology.
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Section: Assessment & Impacts Date: Jun 07, 2017
 First Study to Link Glyphosate Use to Declines in Monarch Butterfly Populations
New research provides the first empirical evidence linking glyphosate application and reductions in the populations of monarch butterflies in Illinois, USA, during the period 1994-2003, the initial phase of large-scale GM herbicide-resistant crops.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Jun 06, 2017
 Neonicotinoid Seed Coatings Unnecessary, Ineffective and Harmful
A new report analyzes peer-reviewed science on the efficacy of neonicotinoid corn seed coatings and finds them unnecessary, ineffective and harmful to the environment. It recommends that this practice be replaced by agroecological methods for pest control
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Section: Policy and Regulation Date: Jun 02, 2017
 European Parliament Passes Resolutions Objecting to GM Maize and Cotton Imports
The European Parliament has passed resolutions objecting to the import of GM herbicide-resistant maize and cotton, citing concerns over harmful herbicide residues and calling for an overhaul of the EU GMO authorisation procedure.
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Section: Policy and Regulation Date: Jun 01, 2017
 GM Maize Found Growing Illegally in Bolivia
Genetically modified Roundup Ready maize has been reportedly found growing illegally in the Bolivian village of Charagua, posing a potential threat to native varieties of maize.
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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

Synthetic Biology and Relevant International Law

  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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