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Top researcher to speak at US Embassy

Top researcher to speak at US Embassy

Top international scientist Dr Patrick Byrne is to speak at the U.S. Embassy on Monday, 24th February at Noon.Dr Byrne is the Assistant Professor, Dept. of Soil & Crop Sciences, for Colorado State...

OGTR receives new application for GM cotton
The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator has received an application for a licence which, if approved, would enable the continued commercial release of a genetically modified cotton....

Roundup cotton boosting soil conservation
Australia's cotton farmers are following a trend in the US industry to adopt conservation tillage practices as herbicide-tolerant cotton varieties revolutionise weed control. Since their commerc...

Angus Society makes DNA testing mandatory
The Angus Society has decided to record the genetic profile of sires for all it's herd-book registered animals, to make sure buyers are getting the breeding lines they think they are.The Society's...

Major study casts new light on risks of GM farming
An extensive review of 250 scientific publications which address issues of the impacts of GM crops has concluded that many of the concerns which feature prominently in media coverage do not stand up t...

Canada accepts GM papaya
Karen Dodds, director general of the food directorate of Health Canada, has notified the Hawaii Papaya Industry Association that two genetically modified (GM) papaya varieties are now acceptable for h...

US develops new salt-resistant plants
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the US Department of Agriculture has developed two new lines of salt-tolerant plants. Richard R.C. Wang, ARS research geneticist, and colleagues develope...

Genetic changes in fish: help or hindrance?
Bioengineered fish create hopes of abundant food and medical benefits, but also bring environmental risks, experts said yesterday at a Capitol Hill forum. Scientists have altered the genes of the ...

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