> New from GRAIN
> 19 April 2006
> TRACKING GM DEVELOPMENTS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC -
> THE GM TRACKER
> GRAIN has set up a new tracking tool to monitor the
> developments of GM crops both in the laboratory and
> in the field in Asia and the Pacific.
> The idea behind this monitoring tool draws on
> requests mostly from groups in Asia who are
> campaigning against genetic engineering, genetically
> modified organisms or GM agriculture.
> It seemed that despite the existence of databases in
> other sites, there is still a need for a simple,
> easy to use matrix that summarises 'who is doing
> what where?' that can easily identify what
> transgenic crop is being developed, field tested or
> commercialised, and who are the institutions and
> companies involved.
> The idea for a database was further galvanised last
> year in a strategy meeting in Asia about genetic
> contamination. Some people in the group thought that
> it might be easier to keep an eye on contamination
> by collectively monitoring GM development in each
> country and coming up with a 'common document' that
> will be regularly updated and shared among each
> This is an attempt to act on that idea. And like any
> collective endeavour, this monitoring tool will only
> be as active as your participation to add new
> information. If you have country information to add,
> update, edit, or delete in this tracker, do not
> hesitate to send us a note so we can make the
> Many of the transgenic crops listed here are
> currently being researched, developed and tested in
> the public sector although often with funding from
> private companies and foundations through
> public-private consortia.
> The list is not exhaustive as we focused on major
> food and export crops whose production and trade, in
> our analyses, poses serious implications to small
> farmers. Baseline information in this tracker were
> compiled and compared from various sources including
> articles, studies, briefs, news alerts found in the
> websites of IRRI, ISAAA, Cornell University - ABSP
> II, Monsanto, Syngenta, Genetic ID, Nature
> Biotechnology, checkbiotech.org, GM Watch,
> SeedQuest, FAO-BioDeC, Searca-BIC.
> To view the GM Tracker, visit:
> http://www.grain.org/gmtracker/ where the tracker is
> currently available in PDF format.
"BALADA TRANSGENICA: Biotecnología, Globalización y el Choque de Paradigmas", por Carmelo Ruiz Marrero (251 páginas, $17.00)
A LA VENTA EN RIO PIEDRAS (LIBRERIA MAGICA, LA TERTULIA, ALL NATURAL y LIBRERIA NORBERTO GONZALEZ), SANTURCE (ORGANICA 3), CABO ROJO (ASI QUE SI), MAYAGüEZ (NATUCENTRO y LIBRERIA EL QUIJOTE), PONCE (PALIQUE) Y ADJUNTAS (CASA PUEBLO).
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