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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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Land Report: Issues With Soil Degradation

An environmental report released today has found we are damaging and losing our soils and our native plants and animals. More>>


Water Quality Report: Cause For Optimism

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Winding Down Irrigation: Funding Ends For Crown Irrigation Investment

The Government has begun winding down public funding for large-scale irrigation through Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (CIIL), in line with the Coalition Agreement and the Confidence & Supply Agreement. More>>