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Greenpeace barking up the wrong tree

Greenpeace barking up the wrong tree

Rather than trying to stop imports of GE soy for the livestock feed industry in New Zealand and Australia the Greenpeace activists should be welcoming the shipments with open arms, the Chairman of the... More...

The strain gain

Genetically modified cotton has succeeded so well commercially and environmentally in Australia that transgenic strains will largely dominate the national crop within two years, a prominent Australian... More...

Lords uphold cloning law

The House of Lords has rejected a "pro-life" charity's challenge to laws allowing therapeutic cloning. The procedure involves taking healthy cells from a patient and using them to create copies, whi... More...

GE fan voted NZ's top scientist

A biologist who wants to genetically modify new plants to improve the world's environment has been elected president of the Royal Society of New Zealand - officially our top scientist, says a story fo... More...

Fresh tactics to combat bio-intruders

Border control is certain to be tightened after an extensive investigation into the number of alien organisms entering New Zealand. Changes could include contracting private companies to carry out... More...

Cashing in on a biotech treasure trove

Business writer, Rod Oram, writing in the Sunday Star Times says the 135 scientists at Genesis Research & Development, our leading biotechnology company, must feel unappreciated. It is not their probl... More...

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