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German Green MEPs promote CRISPR and genetic engineering in agriculture

German Green MEPs promote CRISPR and genetic engineering in agriculture

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A group of German Green MEPs supports the use of genetic engineering techniques, which they believe could make a significant contribution to sustainable development. This is a novel approach that runs counter to the position that environmentalists usually take on this subject. In a forum on 10 June, the 22 signatories - who

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biotechnologies

Genetically manipulated media

Biotechnological risks, access to and sharing of the benefits of biodiversity: these are the issues at stake at the United Nations Conference on Biodiversity (COP14, COPMOP3 and COPMOP9 ), which is being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 17 to 29 November 2018. Decision-makers from more than 190 countries are expected to

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Technological bubbles

Why do innovations bubble?

Technological innovations are always full of promise: they will change the world, they are often "disruptive", they will defeat hunger and poverty and lead us into old age, in full health, they will, thanks to nanomachines and other robots, ease our pain at work... Their prowess and

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bio innovations

Synthetic biology as a source of innovation

Biotechnology, which exploits the properties of life for the design of new products or services, will provide innovative solutions to environmental problems by contributing in particular to the preservation of fossil resources. Biofuels, biosourced plastics, bioprocesses for cleaning up water and soil pollution, more sustainable human and animal food,

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