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Transgenic Crops Report Fuels Debate, Science, April 14, 2000.
Promise And Pitfalls Of Using Genetically Modified Crops In Developing Countries, National Public Radio Talk Of The Nation/Science Friday from Friday April 14, 2000; Ira Flatow hosts a debate between Dr. Peter Rosset, Executive Director, Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy (IFDP) and Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Listen to the show on RealAudio at: http://www.npr.org/ramfiles/totn/20000414.totn.rmm
GM Soybeans Study, The U.S. National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy (NCFAP) releases a report on Roundup Ready soybean yield and economics, Reuters, April 14, 2000. The full report is available in PDF form at the NCFAP website
Euro Vote 'Let GM Companies Off the Hook', Ruling by MEPs rocks environmental groups. The Guardian (UK), April 13, 2000.
BRC/FDF Technical Standard for Identity Preserved Systems in the Supply of Non- Genetically Modified Products, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) released this report on March 20, 2000, which is a draft standard based upon current 'best practice' in the sourcing of identity-preserved, conventional soya and maize. (PDF 140 KB)
International Workshop on the Ecological Impacts of Transgenic Crops (March 2-4 ,2000), executive summary by Miguel A. Altieri of the University of California, Berkeley. (PDF 40 KB)
Genetic Engineering and Liability Insurance: The Power of Public Perception , Swiss Re Life and Health Publication, 2000.
The greening of the green revolution, Nature. 396: 211-212, November 19, 1998. (PDF 231 K)
Soil Association, Standards for Organic Food and Farming, sections 1, 2, and 3 relating to exculsion of GMOs, precautionary measures, and cross-pollination between conventional and GMO varities.
The Global Drug Gap, Science 287: 1979-1981, March 17, 2000.
Bacterial Promiscuity, summary of recent research on gene flow in Strptococcus pseudomoniae, Science 287: 933, February 11, 2000.
New Genes Boost Rice Nutrients, Science 285: 994-995, August 13, 1999.
Virus on virus infects bacterium, Nature 399:312-313, May 27, 1999. (PDF 190 K)
Risks associated with virus resistant transgenic plants as identified by Monsanto and USDA scientists, National Law Part Wessex (UK) publication, 1999.
Field Testing for Virus Resistance and Agronomic Performance in Transgenic Plants, (exerpts) Molecular Biotechnology, Volume 12, 1999.
Survival, Persistence, Transfer- An Update on Current Knowledge on GMOs and the Fate of their Recombinant DNA, Beatrix Tappeser et al. for the Institute for Applied Ecology, May 1998. (PDF 117 K)
Reducing transgene escape routes, Nature 392: 653-654, April 16, 1998.
Joint letter to Channel Four Television and the Times newspaper, UK: In protest to documentary, (Equinox, 19th March 2000) and article (GM Foods and the Luxury of Choice, 21st March 2000), using Southern scientists to make Europeans feel guilty for not supporting genetic engineering, March 2000.
Applications of Biotechnology to Crops: Benefits and Risks, Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) Issue Paper #12, December 1999. (PDF 100K)
A selection of reports from Agricultural Biotechnology and the Poor, International Conference on Biotechnology, The World Bank, October 1999. (PDF 149K)
Regulating the Products of Biotechnology, Sally L. McCammon, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Perspectives, October 1999.
Clear-Cutting the Last Wilderness: Compromising the genomes of our major crops, by Wes Jackson, Published in The Land Report, Number 65, Fall 1999, a publication of The Land Institute.
MAFF Reveals New Scientific Findings Confirming Fears Over Health Hazards of GMOs, I-SIS News #3, 1999.
Special Safety Concerns of Transgenic Agriculture and Related Issues, Mae-Won Ho, Briefing Paper for Minister of State for the Environment, The Rt Hon Michael Meacher, ISIS News #3, 1999.
News from Japan; Resistance to GMO is growing rapidly in Japan, I-SIS News #3, 1999.
Toward a new curriculum in sustainable agriculture , E. Ann Clark, Presented to Agroecology Group, University of British Columbia, October 2, 1998.
FDA'S Policy for Foods Developed by Biotechnology, U. S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, CFSAN Handout: 1995.
Characterization of the mucosal and systemic immune response induced by Cry1Ac protein from Bacillus thuringiensis HD 73 in mice, Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research , 33: 147-155, 2000
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