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Gene discovery sheds new light on neurone disease

Gene discovery sheds new light on neurone disease

Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation that appears to be responsible for a particular form of Motor Neurone Disease (MND). MND is an incurable, progressive degeneration of the motor neuro... More...

The environmental impacts of GM crops

A recent peer-reviewed study by Reading University showed that, in 2000 alone, GM soybean, cotton, maize and oilseed rape crops reduced global(non-EU) pesticide use by 22.3 million kg of formulated pr... More...

GM crops could boost world economy

Global adoption of genetically modified (GM) agricultural production would boost gross domestic product world-wide through significant productivity gains, a study by an Australian government commoditi... More...

SE Asia positive toward biotech crops

While well-fed countries engage in conversations about whether or not biotechnology should be used to prevent pests and boost the world's food production, developing countries in Southeast Asia expres... More...

EU: Ban on GM crops would violate farmers' liberty

There is little justification for European Union legislation to govern management of genetically modified crops, says the European Commission.The Commission made its announcement in a communicatio... More...

Christchurch lab to test for GE ingredients

A food testing laboratory in Christchurch has been awarded international accreditation to test for genetically engineered ingredients in products. Institute of Environmental Science and Research (... More...

US Medical Association decries 'lies' vs. biotech

The American Medical Association (AMA) has accused opponents of biotechnology and genetically modified food and plant products of capitalizing on public ignorance in the latter’s campaign to discredit... More...

Tasmania harvests GM poppies

Tasmania's latest trial of genetically modified poppies has been harvested in the state's north-west. Poppy trials are permitted under Tasmania's moratorium on GM crops and the CSIRO is hoping the...


The 3rd man of DNA immortalized in poetry

2003 is the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the helical structure of DNA by Watson, Crick - and the 3rd man of DNA, the relatively unknown New Zealand born physicist, Maurice Wilkins.


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Media Mega Merger: StuffMe Hearing Argues Over Moveable Feast

New Zealand's two largest news publishers are appealing against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the proposal to merge their operations. More>>


Approval: Northern Corridor Decision Released

The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link of Auckland’s Western Ring Route, providing an alternative route from South Auckland to the North Shore. More>>


Crown Accounts: $4.1 Billion Surplus

The New Zealand Government has achieved its third fiscal surplus in a row with the Crown accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $4.1 billion, $2.2 billion stronger than last year, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>


Mycoplasma Bovis: One New Property Tests Positive

The newly identified property... was already under a Restricted Place notice under the Biosecurity Act. More>>

Accounting Scandal: Suspension Of Fuji Xerox From All-Of-Government Contract

General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement John Ivil says, “FXNZ has been formally suspended from the Print Technology and Associated Services (PTAS) contract and terminated from the Office Supplies contract.” More>>