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Open email to Kinko's about GE trees policy GE technology to build sustainable forests Jump on GM bandwagon or lose says scientist 50 years of DNA - NZ Science Review New biological weapons against weeds GE trees hold promise for pulp and paper industry Virus may stop mice plagues MaDGE may have to secure costs for case to proceed

Biotenz News Update - 3 April 2003 The latest Biotenz News Update has been posted. The stories areNew Era For New Zealand Researchers Bio2003 Reminders Sheep Research Funding Increased Negative Tests ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3705

Open email to Kinko's about GE trees policy To Gary Kusin, President and CEO, Kinko's.In New Zealand in recent days we have had a spokesman for GE-Free New Zealand trumpeting the fact that Kinko’s had made a decision to source paper prod... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3704

GE technology to build sustainable forests Life Sciences Network Chairman William Rolleston says GE technology can be used by New Zealand’s timber industry to reduce the environmental impact of forestry and even improve our clean, green image.... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3703

Jump on GM bandwagon or lose says scientist A leading agricultural scientist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize predicts Australia will lose markets, if it doesn't embrace genetically modified crops.The keynote speaker at Grains Week in Ad... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3702

50 years of DNA - NZ Science Review The NZ Association of Scientists (in conjunction with Royal Society of NZ) has published a collection of essays which traverse the history of New Zealand scientists involvement with DNA, from the Nobe... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3700

New biological weapons against weeds New Biological weapons are under development by Australian researchers against the 4 "Bs" - bellyache bush, blackberry, bitou bush and bridal creeper - which rate among Australia's worst weeds.Bla... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3699

GE trees hold promise for pulp and paper industry The expensive, energy-intensive process of turning wood into paper costs the pulp and paper industries more than $6 billion a year. Much of that expense involves separating wood’s cellulose from ligni... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3697

Virus may stop mice plagues Amorous mice could unwittingly wipe out costly plagues of the rodents under world-first plans by Australian scientists. The Cooperative Research Centre for Pest Control is seeking approval to tria... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3695

MaDGE may have to secure costs for case to proceed The NZ Herald reports that Mothers Against Genetic Engineering (MaDGE) may have to drop a test case against the Government if it is ordered to pay security for costs. MadGE is seeking a judicial r... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3694

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