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Biotenz News Update - 30 January 2003


Biotenz News Update - 30 January 2003

The latest Biotenz News Update has been posted.The stories are:Aquatic plants solution to arsenic contamination Reminders Varroa mite toll in South Island could be $430 million...More...
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New disease-resistant soybean released
A new soybean released by the Agricultural Research Service has disease resistance and other advantages that make it an ideal candidate for producers using a popular cropping method that relies on ear...
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GM research ensures breath of fresh air
By means of genetic modification, it is possible for plants to make highly specific aromatic substances (terpenoids). This is the conclusion of the thesis by Plant Research International employee Maze...
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Ricin Solution Is On The Way
Arcadia Biosciences, founded in 2002 in Phoenix, Arizona, is carving out a niche in the agricultural industry by utilizing biotechnology to develop ricin-free castor bean plants to increase the plant'...
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UK: Production of GM Crops Expected 2004
Genetically modified crops could be grown commercially in Britain next year, said one of the government's advisers on biotechnology this week.Professor Philip Dale, speaking before a debate on GM ...
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Environmentalism, Science Must Soon Come To Terms
Terry Daynard, who farms near Guelph and is an adjunct professor of agriculture at the University of Guelph, writes in this op-ed that Canada is a rich country and our affluence allows us the luxury o...
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Zambia's GM Food Fear Traced to UK
Doubts over the safety of genetically modified foods voiced by the British Medical Association were the main reason behind Zambia's decision to reject food aid in 2002, says a Zambian scientist who vi...
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Fresh fruit & veges make more people sick - ?
Salmonella, E. coli, shigellosis, hepatitis A, and Norwalk - these food-borne diseases can produce symptoms that run from the mild to life-threatening. The young and old are particularly vulnerable an...
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