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European MPs to vote on stem cell research

European MPs to vote on stem cell research

European MPs are set to vote on proposals to ban stem cell research and therapeutic cloning. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are believed to be split on whether the controversial research... More...

LSN submission on Novel Foods regulations

The LSN Has made a submission to the Food Regulation Standing Committee (one of the working committees of Food Standards Australia New Zealand - FSANZ) on policy options for the regulation of novel fo... More...

LSN letter to MORST re Trans-Tasman harmonization

The LSN has responded to an initiative from the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology seeking input into a joint examination with Australia on possibilities for harmonization of the regulations... More...

GM vital for economic viability, says grain grower

Biotechnology, including genetic modification, is vital for Australian grain production to remain economically viable and become environmentally sustainable, says West Australian grain grower Aaron Ed... More...

Cunliffe responds to conflict allegations

"There is no conflict of interest and never has been," said David Cunliffe in response to claims by National's Nick Smith regarding the Local Government and Environment Select Committee inquiry into t... More...

Govt. covers up conflict of interest in Corngate

National is crying foul that David Cunliffe, the senior Labour MP and deputy chair of the Select Committee undertaking the 'Corngate' inquiry, didn't disclose that his wife acted for a biotechnology... More...

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Science: New Research Finds Herbicides Cause Antibiotic Resistance

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Fisheries: Decision To Delay Monitoring ‘Fatally Flawed’

Conservation group representatives say a decision by the new Minister of Fisheries, Stuart Nash, to delay implementation of camera monitoring of fishing efforts in New Zealand is ‘fatally flawed’. More>>


Kaikōura Quakes: One Year On

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