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Ebola: UN Convenes Ethical Review of Experimental Drugs

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:36:06 +1200 | UN News

A government health worker at the Kenema Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone attends to a victim. Photo: IRIN/Tommy Trenchard More >>

Predetermined ‘research’ outcome commissioned by Waikato Uni

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:50:03 +1200 | Mark Atkin

“This is the answer we want – we just need someone to do the ‘research’ to say it” advertises Professor Daniel Zirker of Waikato University. More >>

Secret Fluoridation Review Totally One-Sided Admits Chair

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:47:38 +1200 | Mark Atkin

The secret ‘review’ of water fluoridation will only look at research that supports fluoridationists’ belief in ‘the safety and efficacy of fluoride in water’, says Sir Peter Gluckman, co-chair of this thereby-admitted ‘kangaroo review’.More >>

Conference Highlights Food Safety, Sustainable Agriculture

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:30:20 +1200 | GE Free NZ

China Conference Highlights Food Safety and Sustainable Agriculture The deleterious effects of GE foods and their related pesticides were aired at the Food Safety & Sustainable Agriculture Forum 2014, held in Beijing on July 25-26.More >>

Forum Addresses Gender Imbalance in Science

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:29:19 +1200 | Pead PR

FORUM ADDRESSES GENDER IMBALANCE IN SCIENCE L’Oréal hosts fellows at inaugural Girls in Science event More >>

New Hope for Lab Animals

Sat, 9 Aug 2014 11:32:55 +1200 | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

A campaign to require the re-homing of animals used in laboratories has been launched this week. The “Out Of The Labs” campaign is a joint effort from HUHA (Helping You Help Animals) and NZAVS (New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society). Currently the ...More >>

‘Disturbing lack of transparency’ for Mass Surveillance

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:11:06 +1200 | UN News

UN rights chief warns of ‘disturbing lack of transparency’ for digital mass surveillance 16 July 2014 More >>

Leader's Vision Is a Threat to Farmers' Future

Tue, 8 Jul 2014 14:12:30 +1200 | GE Free NZ

The appointment of Dr. William Rolleston as president of Federated Farmers, and of Ian McKenzie and Anders Crowfoot to the Board [1], signals that the direction has been set toward introduction of the environmentally devastating technology that ...More >>

Wade, don't swim in NZ government's new freshwater policy

Thu, 3 Jul 2014 18:07:50 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 3 (BusinessDesk) - More than decade of false starts and collaborative process by both Labour and National-led governments has concluded with government decisions on a new national policy governing freshwater resources, with some wins for the environment, ...More >>

Scientists Plan Deep Drill Probe in Alpine Fault

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:51:08 +1200 | GNS Science

A New Zealand-led international science team is planning to drill a 1.3km-deep hole into the Alpine Fault in the South Island later this year to find out more about the nature of the fault and the earthquakes it produces. More >>

Expert on future of genomic medicine visiting University

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:40:19 +1200 | University of Auckland

A leading researcher on human genome sequencing and its potential for large-scale population study of disease will speak at a University of Auckland seminar in the School of Biological Sciences.More >>

How EPA Faked the Entire Science of Sewage Sludge Safety

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:23:21 +1200 | Independent Science News

US EPA’s 503 sludge rule (1993) allows treated sewage sludges, aka biosolids, to be land-applied to farms, forests, parks, school playgrounds, home gardens and other private and public lands. According to a recent EPA survey, biosolids contain a wide ...More >>

Environmental watchdog gives fracking final tick

Wed, 4 Jun 2014 13:02:11 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 4 (BusinessDesk) - The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has given a guarded final clearance for hydraulic fracturing, confirming her 2012 report that there are sufficient environmental safeguards, while calling for a National Policy ...More >>

High Court Prevents GM Developers Bypassing GM Laws

Thu, 22 May 2014 11:34:29 +1200 | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

The High Court has quashed a decision by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) that would have allowed developers of genetically modified crops to bypass New Zealand’s GM laws.More >>

Why are our Children on Death Row?

Tue, 20 May 2014 09:25:38 +1200 | Right To Life New Zealand Inc

There are more than 10,000 human embryos frozen in liquid nitrogen and in storage in six IVF clinic in New Zealand. By law they may be stored for up to 10 years. A third of the embryos are being stored for lesbian couples. In November thousands ...More >>

UN meeting targets 'killer robots'

Fri, 16 May 2014 15:33:36 +1200 | UN News

14 May 2014 – The top United Nations official in Geneva has urged bold action by diplomats at the start of the world body's first ever meeting on Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWS), better known as “killer robots,” telling them: “You have the ...More >>

What Will the World Inherit From GE Salmon?

Wed, 14 May 2014 16:44:44 +1200 | Independent Science News

It’s true; about 50 percent of the fish we eat are farmed. There is good reason for this as, one by one, the world’s commercial fisheries collapse through overfishing. According to FAO (2010), 70% of the world’s large commercial fisheries have either ...More >>

Greens to whack oil companies to fund clean-tech investments

Tue, 13 May 2014 11:31:35 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 13 (BusinessDesk) - The opposition Green Party has fleshed out a proposal to set up a government-backed investment bank backing ‘green capital’ projects, which it would fund by hiking tax rates on oil companies by more than half. More >>

Green Party to abstain on psychoactive substances bill

Tue, 6 May 2014 17:03:21 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party will abstain on the Government’s rushed amendments to its botched roll out of the psychoactive substance legislation. More >>

Fight against Monsanto Enters the Courtroom

Fri, 2 May 2014 17:15:11 +1200 | Alfredo Acedo

The fight against genetically modified corn in Mexico began in the communities, leaped to the streets, spread to the printed page and now is being carried on in the courtroom. It is an uneven dispute in which the federal government has sided with the transnational ...More >>


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