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Thai and Filipino farmers visit Bt corn plantings

Thai and Filipino farmers visit Bt corn plantings

Thirteen farmers from Thailand and the Philippines recently visited farms planted to Bt corn in Luna, Isabela, Philippines. The visit enabled Thai farmers to see for themselves the performance of ... More...

Vietnam speeds up biotech regulatory efforts

The Vietnamese government has announed its plan to speed up efforts to regulate the country's biotechnology industry.Professor Tran Duy Quy, Director of the Agricultural Genetic Institute (AGI) in... More...

Couple to conceive "genetically screened" baby

A Melbourne couple will be allowed to use IVF to conceive a genetically screened "designer baby" in an effort to save their terminally ill child.It is believed the child's only chance of survival ... More...

Rootworm-protected corn approved

The first product designed to control the corn rootworm pest using modern biotechnology has been granted regulatory approval in Canada. Monsanto Canada has announced that the Canadian Food Inspect... More...

GM ricin cancer therapy tested

Ricin is extracted from castor beans Doctors may have found a way of harnessing the destructive power of ricin to fight cancer without potentially lethal side-effects. Ricin, extracted from castor... More...

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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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