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Latest update : 2015-11-11

Is Bangladesh becoming a new laboratory for GM crops?

Depending on how you feel about genetically modified produce, Bangladesh can either be seen as a symbol of the future of farming or the first step on a dangerous path to the unknown. The country is in the midst of a pilot project promising cheap food for the masses, with the "BT Brinjal" GM aubergine as its flagship pest-resistant crop. But environmental charities are flagging up concerns about long-term health effects and say that multinational firms are taking advantage of poor farmers.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Laura Burloux

By Morgane BELLOIR , Pinaki ROY , Mandakini GAHLOT

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Mark LYNAS

Advisor to BT Brinjal Project

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2017-12-11 Americas

USA: Voters speak out ahead of high-stakes Alabama Senate race

On Tuesday December 12, an election for a US Senate seat will take place in the state of Alabama. Despite credible claims of sexual misconduct from at least a dozen accusers, the...

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2017-12-08 Senegal

Marine pollution around Dakar reaches critical levels

In Senegal, despite the country's hundreds of kilometers of coastline, a recent report on marine pollution is likely to put you off going for a swim. The ocean around the Dakar...

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2017-12-07 Tunisia

Franco-Tunisian leads efforts to combat desertification

Like many other countries, Tunisia is faced with increasing desertification. Yet public awareness remains limited. Sarah Toumi is a young Franco-Tunisian who's been on Emmanuel...

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2017-12-06 sex abuse

Miami's camp for convicted sex offenders

In Miami, a local law prohibits convicted sex offenders of living within 800 metres of anywhere where children congregate, such as schools, libraries and parks. As construction...

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2017-12-05 mental health

Mental health deteriorates for isolated refugees

Endless waiting, harsh living conditions, and dreadful weather: This is the situation for asylum seekers currently stuck on Greek islands and many of them say they're actually...

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