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Redwoods not GE says company president

Redwoods not GE says company president
Claims that Californian company Soper-Wheeler are importing genetically modified redwoods into New Zealand are false, says company president Jim Holmes.“It’s a complete fabrication – we do not use...

Rules set for bioengineered fish
California regulators on Friday adopted rules that could allow production of geneticall engineered fish, though there are no plans for such fish farms in the state. The decision by the ...

Prince is told his GM views are 'criminal'
The "irrational superstitions" of the Prince of Wales should not influence the public in the debate over GM foods, says a Nobel prize-winning scientist. For that to happen would be a cr...

Bt cotton offers long-term bollworm reduction
A 10-year study shows that growing Bt cotton in Arizona, using a refuge strategy, caused long-term population declines in the pink bollworm. Yves Carrière and colleagues at the Department of Entom...

Survey on IP information needs – Australia
Biotechnology Australia is seeking feedback from the Australian biotech sector about the resources availabale on intellectual property management.Please invest approximately 10 minutes to assist t...

Govt set to announce new rules for GE crops
New rules and regulations for when the moratorium on commercial release of genetically engineered crops and animals is lifted at the end of October will be announced on Wednesday. Some of the move...

Transgenic cotton a winner in India
In India, genetically modified (GM) cotton produces crops that are 80% larger than conventional varieties, farm trials from 2001 have found. Results from last year's commercial harvest were simila...

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Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


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