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Review of ERMA cow decision set for early June

Review of ERMA cow decision set for early June

An agreement, between AgResearch and the Auckland mother’s group seeking a Judicial Review of the decision by ERMA to allow AgResearch to undertake transgenic research with cows, means the substantive... More...

Anti-GE group - winning friends in 2003

The Auckland mothers group opposed to genetic engineering have joined in the competition among anti-GE groups to see who can make the most outrageous statement.“The rhetoric gets more extreme ever... More...

Biotenz News Update - 20 March 2003

The latest Biotenz News Update has been posted. The stories are:Biotechnology Enthusiast New Head of Science Academy Reminders Bio2003 Plum Pox Potyvirus Investigation U... More...

2002 Eurobarometer - Full report

The full report of the 2002 Eurobarometer Survey of 16,500 European residents is available from the link below.The survey results show a continuing complex picture in Europe. On the one hand the ... More...

Lack of GE knowledge causes fear says scientist

The science of tinkering with genetics is like a black hole to some people. They don't understand it, and the lack of knowledge causes fear, so they condemn it. But if they did understand more abo... More...

Undercover genes slip into the brain

A molecular Trojan horse that can slip past the brain's defences has proved to be very effective at delivering genes to the brains of primates, reports Anil Ananthaswamy for the New Scientist. The... More...

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Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>



Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>


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