Estimating acute mortality of Lepidoptera caused by the cultivation of insect-resistant Bt maize – The LepiX model


Article by LorenzFahse, Phillip Papastefanou, and Mathias Otto   Abstract The cultivation of Bt maize, genetically modified to be resistant to insect pests, has led to intense scientific and political debate about its possible adverse impacts on biodiversity. To better address this question we …

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International Conference “The Dramatic Changes on the Planet and the Hellenic Roots of Ecological Ethics”


This is the Second International Conference on “The Dramatic Changes on the Planet and the Hellenic Roots of Ecological Ethics”. The Conference is jointly organized by the University of Patras and the Centre for Sciences and Hellenic Values, a non-profit organization with substantial support …

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Newspaper Article: Australia, New Zealand approval of GM rice questioned


Summary of the article: Genetically-modified golden rice gains approval of Australia and New Zealand TestBiotech, a Munich-based institute has questioned the basis for the approval as inadequate The institute recommends more rigorous tests to ensure public safety READ the full article READ an ENSSER …

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Study: Impacts of glyphosate-based herbicides on disease resistance and health of crops: a review


By Daisy A. Martinez, Ulrich E. Loening, and Margaret C. Graham.   Abstract: Based on experimental data from laboratory and field, numerous authors have raised concern that exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) may pre-dispose crops to damage by microbial pathogens. In this review, we …

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