Posts made in October, 2013

Positive signs for malaria vaccine based on GM parasite

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Activities, Archive, News | 0 comments

              By Lou Del Bello October 4, 2013 Wellcome Library, London Speed read Researchers have developed a vaccine that protects at low doses Their technique uses precise gene deletions to render the parasite harmless But more work is needed to prevent infection at higher doses A malaria vaccine based on genetically modified parasites is worth developing further, according to the first study to test the new approach in humans. Six volunteers were exposed...

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Africa Should Not Ignore the Potential of GM Crops

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            BY JANE KARUKU, 3 OCTOBER 2013 ANALYSIS In the unlikely event that I had forgotten just how controversial and polarising genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are, the past few days would have provided a very sharp reminder. Last week, our organisation, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (Agra), released a 204-page report (pdf) into the state of Africa’s agriculture. It covered, in detail, the wide range of obstacles and challenges...

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How could biotechnology improve your life?

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How could biotechnology improve your life?

            By: Lee Sang Yup Feb 25th 2013 Experts on the World Economic Forum’s Council on Biotechnology have selected 10 developments which they believe could help not only meet the rapidly growing demand for energy, food and healthcare, but also increase productivity and create new jobs, should issues such as regulatory certainty, public perception and investment be tackled successfully. In this blog post, the council members make their case for each of these...

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Chief EU scientist backs damning report urging GMO ‘rethink’

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            Dr. Anne Glover: The first Chief Scientific Advisor to the European Commission   By Frédéric Simon Updated: 27 September 2013   Studies linking genetically modified crops with adverse effects on the environment or animal health are based on “contested science”, according to a recent report by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), which received backing from Anne Glover, the EU’s chief scientific advisor. The report from...

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Scientific Opinion on a request from the European Commission related to the emergency measure notified by Italy on genetically modified maize MON 810 according to Article 34 of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            EFSA Journal 2013;11(9):3371 [7 pp.]. EFSA Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) Panel Members  Acknowledgment  Contact  Type: Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel On request from: European Commission Question number: EFSA-Q-2013-00589 Adopted: 12 September 2013 Published: 24 September 2013 Affiliation: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy   Abstract Following a request of the European Commission, the...

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