Posts made in July, 2016

Press release by the Supreme Court (SC) Public Information Office (PIO) on the SC decision reversing itself on the (Bt) talong case

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in Activities, News | 0 comments

                      Full Supreme Court 26 July 2016 press release: SC_Press-Briefing-July-26-2016.  ...

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Bt talong case: Not quite a total victory but at least the science can go on

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              by Dr. Emil Javier July 31, 2016 (updated) After so much anguish and frustration, this week’s decision of the Supreme Court (SC) reversing itself on the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) talong case came as a most welcome surprise to farmers and livestock raisers, the public regulators, and the science community. Voting previously 12 versus zero, with three justices not participating, who would have thought that only six months later, eventually the...

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GM Mosquitoes Reduce Dengue Fever Cases By 91% in Piracicaba, Brazil

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              A year after the genetically modified Friendly™ Aedes mosquitoes were launched in Piracicaba, Brazil, the Epidemiologic Surveillance service released new data which showed a 91% reduction in dengue fever cases in the CECAP/El Dorado District. Dengue fever cases decreased to just 12 in 2015/2016, against the 133 cases in the previous year. According to Epidemiologic Surveillance, the rest of the municipality saw a 52% reduction in dengue fever...

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