Posts made in March, 2014

Predators delay pest resistance to Bt crops

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            Natural enemies like this ladybird beetle (Coleomegilla maculata) are important for suppressing pest populations.   March 4, 2014 By Krishna Ramanujan   Crops genetically modified with the bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) produce proteins that kill pest insects. Steady exposure has prompted concern that pests will develop resistance to these proteins, making Bt plants ineffective. Cornell research shows that the combination of natural...

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Growing Voices encourage consumer rethink GM crops: High profile guests highlight current and future GM health benefits at launch of discussion platform

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              23.01.2014 Brussels: Wednesday, 23 January, 2014: A high-level panel of politicians, researchers and campaigners including Owen Paterson (Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK) and Patrick Moore (a founding and former member of Greenpeace) today called for European consumers to engage more proactively in the GM debate, at the launch of a the new Growing Voices online platform. Growing Voices is a new digital forum...

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CST releases letter for the UK Prime Minister regarding GM technologies

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            March 19, 2014 UK Council for Science and Technology released a letter to the Prime Minster about the risks and benefits of biotechnology and what the government can do to enhance the quality of debate, decision-making and regulation in the UK and Europe. It was stressed in the letter that the public should have confidence in the consensus on the scientific evidence that GM products are as safe as their conventional counterparts. Despite this growing...

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