Publication: GMWatch.org

First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Beware the omniscient scientific adviser

Corporate lobbyists know that the more you concentrate scientific advice into the hands of one person, the easier it is to control the science, says Dr Paul Johnston of GreenpeaceA row has blown up in the UK around the letter from NGOs (including GMWatch ... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

EPA denies Texas’ emergency request to use dangerous herbicide on GMO cotton fields

The US Environmental Protection Agency has denied an emergency use request to use the hazardous herbicide propazine to kill resistant superweeds infesting the state’s GMO herbicide-tolerant cottonIt's clear which way GM crops are leading agriculture - ... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Glyphosate found in malformed piglets – study

The more glyphosate in the feed, the higher the number of birth defects in the herdGlyphosate has been found in malformed piglets. The research study was conducted by a team of researchers from Germany and Egypt in collaboration with the Danish pig farmer ... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

GMWatch responds to Sense About Science over its defence of chief scientific advisor role

Concentration of power in one person does a disservice to scienceComment by Claire RobinsonThe pro-corporate lobby group Sense About Science has defended the position of chief scientific advisor to the EU Commission in the face of criticism from NGOs, ... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Brazil: Pest resistance to Bt maize in third year of cultivation

Pests in Brazil are becoming resistant to Bt maize 1507 only three years after market approval, shows an industry-sponsored studyThe study referred to in the article below, Field-evolved resistance to Cry1F maize by Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: ... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

EFSA plays down risks of Monsanto´s GM oilseed rape

Similar GM rape plants have already spread far beyond the fields in various regions of the world ... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Why Marc Gunther can't be trusted on GMOs

The Guardian's "sustainable business" editor misrepresents scientist's arguments and scientific evidence to promote GMOsThe Guardian's "sustainable business" editor Marc Gunther has written an article which is being widely touted around by GMO proponents, ... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Protect society from our inventions, say genome-editing scientists

Contrary to claims by Science Media Centre "experts", one type of genome editing could cause "ecological mayhem" and needs strict regulation, say scientistsExperts put forward by the Science Media Centre have been lobbying for light-touch regulation on ... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

"Genome editing": GM by another name

The GMO lobby is trying to win public acceptance and a regulatory light touch for new GM techniquesThe article below (item 1) represents an attempt by GMO lobbyists to normalise new GM "genome editing" techniques and make them appear no different from ... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Chief science advisor position should be scrapped

Scientific integrity and the public interest deserve better, a group of NGOs, including GMWatch, has told the incoming PresidentThe position of chief science advisor to the EU Commission President should be scrapped in the interests of scientific integrity ... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Modi govt condemned for allowing GMO field trials

News received with "shock, disbelief, and anguish"India's central government faces strong opposition over its decision to allow field trials of different GM crops in the absence of competent regulation and biosafety protections.Critics also point to the ... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 2 reports

India's GM crops policy in question

India's GMO regulatory body GEAC is reluctant to look at the scientific evidence questioning the safety of GM crops and seems set to forge ahead with blindly approving themEXCERPT: The developments on the GM issue in the last 10 years also shows that ... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 19 2014]

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The researchers note, "Further investigations are urgently needed to prove or exclude the role of glyphosate in malformations in piglets and other animals."
As evidence of GMO safety, Glover referred in a media interview to the fact that Americans had been growing and eating GM crops "for the last 15 years… and I don't see over that period of time what negative impact it has had" . Glover refers to this as "an experiment on our behalf". This is of course ludicrously unscientific...
"[A] gene drive involves stimulating biased inheritance of particular genes to alter entire populations of organisms. It was first proposed more than a decade ago, and researchers have been developing gene drive approaches to alter mosquitoes to slow the spread of malaria and dengue fever. Although progress has been quite slow, recent advances in gene editing could lead to a rapid application of gene drive approaches to other species."
Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm wrote on the Just Label It website that "all the research conducted around the safety of genetically engineered crops has been funded by the GMO patent holders themselves"

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Beware the omniscient scientific adviser [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 26 2014]
EPA denies Texas’ emergency request to use dang... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 26 2014]
Glyphosate found in malformed piglets – study [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 26 2014]
Brazil: Pest resistance to Bt maize in third ye... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 25 2014]
GMWatch responds to Sense About Science over it... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 25 2014]
EFSA plays down risks of Monsanto´s GM oilseed ... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 25 2014]
Protect society from our inventions, say genome... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 25 2014]
Why Marc Gunther can't be trusted on GMOs [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 25 2014]
"Genome editing": GM by another name [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 24 2014]
Chief science advisor position should be scrapped [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 24 2014]
Modi govt condemned for allowing GMO field trials [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 24 2014]
Monsanto wants soy trading firms to act as its ... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 20 2014]
India's GM crops policy in question [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 19 2014]
GM crops won’t solve India’s food crisis [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 19 2014]
Minister for Environment must annul GEAC's hast... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 19 2014]
GM golden rice paper to be retracted amid ethic... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 18 2014]
Bollworms develop resistance against Bt cotton ... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 16 2014]
GM corn that should resist pests brings trouble... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 16 2014]
The farce of GMO industry safety studies [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 11 2014]
GMO cotton growers want unlicensed pesticide us... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 09 2014]
US pressures El Salvador to open up its seed ma... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 08 2014]
Monsanto faces strong opposition to GM cotton f... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 04 2014]
The glyphosate toxicity studies you're not allo... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 02 2014]
2,4-D-tolerant crops decision crucial to future... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 02 2014]
Glyphosate herbicide decreases seedling quality... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 02 2014]
Industry withdraws more applications for GMO cu... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 02 2014]
EU environment agencies condemn herbicide-toler... [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 01 2014]
How the TTIP threatens to force-feed GMOs to Eu... [Published GMWatch.org - Jun 30 2014]
Don't repeat mistakes that led to superweeds [Published GMWatch.org - Jun 30 2014]
Does the Snell review show GMOs are safe? [Published GMWatch.org - Jun 29 2014]
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