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B4FA Week in Review – 26 July 2018

July 26th, 2018 / B4FA.org

As the Week in Review prepared to go to press this week, news broke that the EU’s top court had ruled that new gene-editing techniques such as CRISPR/Cas9 count as GMOs and should be regulated as such. This goes against the recommendations of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC)—the body representing …

B4FA Week in Review – 19 July 2018

July 19th, 2018 / B4FA.org

West African researchers have committed to prevent the spread of virulent cassava brown streak disease with the West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE) project, based in Bingerville, near Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Funded by the Gates Foundation, the project covers West Africa Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Togo and …

B4FA Week in Review – 12 July 2018

July 12th, 2018 / B4FA.org

This week saw the launch in Paris of the International Science Council – a new non-governmental association of science formed by a merger of the International Council for Science and the International Social Science Council. The council, led by its newly elected president Daya Reddy – who is a South African research …

B4FA Week in Review – 5 July 2018

July 5th, 2018

This week, the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) launched the annual report on the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2017, which details recent data on the adoption of biotech crops, including their global impact, economic benefits and future prospects. According to the ISAAA, biotech crop land …