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21/December/16
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The UK Science Media Centre (SMC) predictably rushed out a collection of denigrating quotes from “experts” about the new study showing profound molecular differences between GM maize NK603 and its closest non-GM relative, including an increase in two potentially toxic compounds in the GM maize. The problem is, the SMC's chosen “experts” apparently got the facts wrong. GMWatch
 
 
Ukraine, the world's third-largest grain exporter, plans to strengthen checks for GMOs, a senior agriculture official said, citing soybeans as a particular concern. Daily Mail
 
 
Rice Diversity Blocks in Kerala and five other states preserve over 1,000 indigenous varieties of rice that were at risk of being lost during the Green Revolution, when farmers were asked to forgo indigenous varieties for a few high-yielding varieties developed in labs. The News Minute

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