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Day: April 19, 2011

Risk Assessment of GM mosquito planned release is incomplete and lacks transparency, says GeneWatch UK

The Risk Assessment (RA) report of the Malaysian Genetic Modification Advisory Committee (GMAC) on the planned release of GM Aedes mosquitoes in Malaysia is incomplete and the RA process needs to be more transparent. These comments were made in a 13-page report by GeneWatch UK, a scientific organisation involved in genetic engineering and biosafety issues. GeneWatch UK states that ‘We are...
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Memorandum on Malaysia’s nuclear power proposal

CAP and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) oppose the development of nuclear power plants in Malaysia and are very disturbed to read that the government has already decided on the proposed nuclear energy programme without genuine public consultation. Nuclear power has been generating energy for the world for more than half a century, but it is not without problems. It is an expensive, uneconomic,...
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Organic SRI rice: higher yields and safe for us and the environment

A participant at the CAP Go Natural fair, Cik Salwatinisa from Tunjong, Kelantan proudly displayed a range of organic SRI rice, farmed and milled for consumption by her company, Sunnah Tani Sdn. Bhd. in Tunjong, Kelantan. SRI is an acronym for System of Rice Intensification, a method of rice cultivation developed and popularised in Madagascar in the 1980’s. SRI is not a standardised...
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