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New approach to identify possible ecological effects of releasing genetically engineered insects

New approach to identify possible ecological effects of releasing genetically engineered insects

University of Minnesota researchers have developed a new approach for identifying potential environmental effects of deliberate releases of genetically engineered (GE) insects. The researchers outline their approach in a paper in the journal Ecology and Evolution. The authors include professor of entomology David Andow and Aaron David, Joe Kaser, Amy Morey and Alex Roth — […]

Changes to fisheries legislation have removed habitat protection for most fish species in Canada

Changes to fisheries legislation have removed habitat protection for most fish species in Canada

Federal government changes to Canada’s fisheries legislation have eviscerated the ability to protect habitat for most of the country’s fish species, scientists at the universities of Calgary and Dalhousie say in a new study. The changes were politically motivated, unsupported by scientific advice — contrary to government policy — and are inconsistent with ecosystem-based management, […]