Harnessing biotechnology: Faced with 720 million undernourished people around the world, UN embraces genetic engineering and precision agriculture – Genetic Literacy Project

In 2020, between 720 and 811 million people were undernourished globally, around 161 million more people than in 2019. Conflict in protracted situations,
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While Africa seeks to harmonize crop biotechnology regulations, activists ‘corporate infiltration’ narrative – Genetic Literacy Project

The African Union is developing guidelines for the use of genetically modified (GM) crops across the continent, officials said, amid criticism from
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Viewpoint: ‘Neonicotinoids and other seed treatments are a precise tool and critical component of safe, integrated pest management practices’ — American Seed Association challenges ‘misunderstandings’ – Genetic Literacy Project

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Coalition of NGOs Outline Principles for Responsible Governance of Gene Editing- Crop Biotech Update (August 25, 2021) | ISAAA.org

Coalition of NGOs Outline Principles for Responsible Governance of Gene Editing- Crop Biotech Update (August 25, 2021) | ISAAA.org
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Viewpoint: ‘Green neo-colonialism’ — Utopian visions of organic farming promote starvation in Africa – Genetic Literacy Project

Across Africa, farmers and governments are struggling to feed growing populations. Ongoing and deadly locusts and Fall Armyworm
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/09/10/ngos-are-seeking-increasing-control-of-africas-agriculture-industry/

Part 3: ‘Fallacious and wrongheaded’ — The Cartagena Protocol’s categorization of ‘living products’ of agricultural biotechnology as GMOs was a ‘nonsensical’ blunder that disrupted technological innovation and trade | Genetic Literacy Project

Ten years after the coming into force of the Cartagena Protocol, its own supporters noted that effective implementation was fragmentary and lacking, with a
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GMO social media battleground: Scientists and farmers using activist tactics to push back on disinformation deluge | Genetic Literacy Project

Social media has fundamentally changed how we communicate with each other. Much has been written about the negative consequences of this development, but
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/08/18/gmo-social-media-battleground-scientists-and-farmers-using-activist-tactics-to-push-back-on-disinformation-deluge/

‘US has inadequate regulatory oversight to address concerns presented by agricultural biotechnology’: US NGOs issue transparency principles and governance recommendations | Genetic Literacy Project

Representatives of conservation and consumer non-governmental organizations unveiled six principles for responsible governance of gene editing in
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Food label primer: What does ‘organic’, ‘natural’ and ‘non-GMO’ mean? | Genetic Literacy Project

The organic, natural, and non-GMO food marketing labels differ in terms of what they mean and whether they are certified and inspected by government
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Video: Anti-biotechnology activism is blocking our only way to save the Cavendish, the world’s most popular banana | Genetic Literacy Project

Ninety-nine percent of bananas exported to developed countries are just one group called the Cavendish. And the Cavendish is vulnerable to
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/08/10/video-anti-biotechnology-activism-is-blocking-our-only-way-to-save-the-cavendish-the-worlds-most-popular-banana/