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GMWATCH: Weedkillers are accelerating the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Napa & Sonoma vineyards use copious amount of these weedkillers. GMWATCH: Weedkillers are accelerating the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria Published: 04 May 2021 Three herbicides used on GM herbicide-tolerant crops – glyphosate, glufosinate, and dicamba — increase prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes in soil (glyphosate is known as RoundUp) New research (see item 2 below) …

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COVID-19: A wake-up call for biosafety

“….. Australia, for instance, is among the governments leading the charge on deregulating a number of gene-editing techniques, including CRISPR – meaning anyone can use them to genetically modify plants, animals or microbes with zero regulatory oversight. This is ironic, given that the most striking case of genetic engineering leading to a lethal virus occurred …

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Gene edited medicine & food: CRISPR causes greater genetic damage than previously thought

CRISPR causes greater genetic damage than previously thought Published: 17 July 2018 Scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute have discovered that CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing can cause greater genetic damage in cells than was previously thought. These results create safety implications for gene therapies using CRISPR/Cas9 in the future as the unexpected damage could lead to …

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EU’s top court confirms safety checks needed for new GM

EU’s top court confirms safety checks needed for new GM New GM techniques such as genome editing must be fully tested The EU’s top court ruled today that a controversial new generation of food genetic engineering techniques should be subject to EU safety checks and consumer labelling.[1] In a landmark ruling, the European Court of …

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More GM Watch news from around the planet

  Meta-analysis reveals major unintended differences between GMO and non-GMO cultivated plants The myth of “substantial equivalence” between GM crops and their closest non-GM relatives (called “isolines”) has taken yet another scientific hit. Researchers performed a meta-analysis of genetic data on rice, canola, maize, sunflower, and pumpkin. They found that maize, pumpkin and rice demonstrated …

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GM Watch: EU funded rat feeding studies do NOT refute the Seralini study

“The important shortcoming of the EU studies on GMOs is that the pesticide component of the Séralini study – measuring the long-term effects of Roundup herbicide – was not included in any of these studies. Séralini’s experiment remains the only feeding study to have evaluated the effects of long-term consumption of low, realistic doses of a pesticide in …

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