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2018-01-06T04:00:00.0000000Z

A ProMED-mail post <http://www.promedmail.org> ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases <http://www.isid.org> Date: August 2017 Source: Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) [ …

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Liberibacter_Solanacearum
Parsley
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-01-06T04:00:00.0000000Z

Jamaica Gleaner http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20180104/fight-against-cocoa-disease-intensifies Financing is now in place to allow the Plant Quarantine Unit in the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Fisheries to …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-01-05T08:00:00.0000000Z

Patch.com https://patch.com/california/davis/uc-davis-emerita-professor-creates-art-hornet-nest-paper

The buzzworthy art will be among works displayed at UC Davis Design Museum's upcoming exhibition, "It's Bugged: Insects' Role in …

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Hornets
UC_Davis
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-01-02T04:00:00.0000000Z
Understanding the communications weaponry system of dodder, which operates much like a computer virus, could provide researchers with a method to engineer parasite- …
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Dodder
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-01-02T04:00:00.0000000Z
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Scientists with the USDA Forest Service and the University of New Hampshire have found what may be an Achilles& …

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White_nose_syndrome
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Bats
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-12-31T18:00:00.0000000Z

Wired https://www.wired.com/story/this-gene-editing-tech-might-be-too-dangerous-to-unleash/

The technology Akbari is designing is something called a gene drive. Think of it as a way to supercharge evolution, forcing a genetic modification to spread …

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DARPA
Mosquito
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-12-31T08:00:00.0000000Z
I have also put a note from ETC about gene drives and their opposition to the technology below the Reuters article. Unfortunately, the ETC note does not describe the technology; it is concerned more with the agencies funding it. 
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ETC
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-12-28T14:00:00.0000000Z
Thanks to Mike Furlong for sending this article

The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/29/alarming-link-between-fungicides-and-bee-declines-revealed?CMP=share_btn_link

Fungicides are found to be the strongest factor linked to …
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Chlorothalonil
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-12-26T14:00:00.0000000Z

A ProMED-mail post <http://www.promedmail.org> ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases <http://www.isid.org> Date: Thu 21 Dec 2017 Source: Farm Futures [edited] <http://www. …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-12-22T14:00:00.0000000Z

Science

By Roni Dengler

The poison known as aflatoxin that contaminates food supplies can delay children’s development and stunt their growth. It also causes liver cancer, and exposure to high enough concentrations can be fatal. The …

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