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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Nov 17, 2017
 New research finds common herbicides cause antibiotic resistance
New research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Nov 16, 2017
 Bt Toxins in GM Crops More Toxic Than Natural Bt Toxins
A peer-reviewed analysis comparing GMO and natural Bt proteins has found clear differences between the two, and that the process of inserting Bt toxins into crops causes them to be more toxic and active against many more species.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Nov 06, 2017
 Food Sovereignty of Peasants Essential to Sustaining Agricultural Biodiversity
This paper argues that benefits to people and the planet can only be realised if the dynamic management of agricultural biodiversity within productive agroecosystems, and the resultant food provision, is developed within the framework of food sovereignty.
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Section: Traits in Agriculture Date: Nov 06, 2017
 Companies Admit Failure of Cry1F (Bt) Gene to Control the Western Bean Cutworm
In an unprecedented move, DuPont Pioneer has changed its marketing language to state that Cry1F, the Herculex I Bt trait, no longer protects corn against the western bean cutworm. Dow AgroSciences is following suit.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Nov 03, 2017
 Organic Soils Store More Carbon Than Conventional Soils
A groundbreaking study shows that soils on organic farms store away appreciably larger amounts of carbon and for longer periods than conventional farm soils by building soil organic matter more effectively.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Nov 03, 2017
 Prior Societal Assessment of New GM Technologies
This journal article argues for a process of precautionary and prior societal assessment to be established as the norm for all major new GM technologies, as they have the potential to substantially impact human life and life on Earth.
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Section: Sustainable Systems Date: Nov 02, 2017
 Key Messages from Agroecology Session at G-STIC 2017
The Global Science, Technology and Innovation Conference (G-STIC) 2017 was held recently in Brussels. The thematic session on ‘Agroecology for Sustainable Food Systems’ called for a paradigm shift in agriculture towards agroecology.
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Section: Global Agreements and Fora Date: Oct 30, 2017
 Sequence Information: A Pressing Concern for the Seed Treaty
Sequence information is a topic that governments cannot afford to ignore at the 7th meeting of the Governing Body (GB) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) in November 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Oct 23, 2017
 Products of New GM Techniques Must Be Strictly Regulated as GMOs, Assert Scientists
The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility asserts that all products of new GM techniques are GMOs and should be regulated strictly, and new, technique-specific regulations may be necessary.
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Section: Biosafety Science Date: Oct 20, 2017
 New Zealand’s Regulation of Gene Editing and Synthetic Biology and the Need for Strengthened Regulatory Regimes
The Sustainability Council of New Zealand highlights important elements in the country's biosafety law for good governance of GMOs, gene editing and synthetic biology,stressing the importance of strengthening national and international biosafety regimes.
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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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