GE Failures & Contaminations
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USA: GMO WHEAT FOUND IN WASHINGTON STATE COULD AFFECT TRADE

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SUMMARY: "Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, agriculture officials said Friday, posing a possible risk to trade with countries concerned about engineered food."

Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, agriculture officials said Friday, posing a possible risk to trade with countries concerned about engineered food.

GM farming is creating superweeds and resistant bugs: Controversial technology has created a 'major agricultural problem'

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Report by the American National Academies of Science looked at GM crops
Many promises for the controversial technology have not been fulfilled
Genes inserted into some crops have transferred to wild plants
GM food remains generally safe for human consumption, the report found

Superweeds and toxin resistant pests have been created by GM farming, according to a landmark study.

New research from the American National Academies of Science reveals that many promises for the controversial technology have not been fulfilled.

Bt cotton failure forces govt to promote native seeds

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Govt decides to promote cultivation of indigenous varieties of the crop in a big way this year as bollworm develops resistance to Bt cotton crop

New Delhi: With bollworm developing resistance to Bt cotton crop, the government has decided to promote cultivation of indigenous varieties of the crop in a big way this year. In 2015-16 crop year (July-June), there was a significant damage to cotton crop because of whitefly and pink bollworm pest attack in states like Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.

God’s Red Pencil? CRISPR and The Three Myths of Precise Genome Editing

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For the benefit of those parts of the world where public acceptance of biotechnology is incomplete, a public relations blitz is at full tilt. It concerns an emerging set of methods for altering the DNA of living organisms. “Easy DNA Editing Will Remake the World. Buckle Up“; “We Have the Technology to Destroy All Zika Mosquitoes“; and “CRISPR: gene editing is just the beginning”. (CRISPR is short for CRISPR/cas9, which is short for Clustered Regularly-Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats/CRISPR associated protein 9; Jinek et al., 2012.

USA: MONSANTO'S GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ROUNDUP READY ALFALFA HAS GONE WILD

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SUMMARY: "A recent study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists shows that genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa has gone wild, in a big way, in alfalfa-growing parts of the West. "

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