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Survey of farmer's attitudes to GE crops required

Survey of farmer's attitudes to GE crops required

Not enough is yet known about the view of Australian farmers to make definitive statements about their future acceptance or rejection of genetically modified crops will be, according to Mr Craig Cormi... More...

Greens call GE free labelling regime a copout

The voluntary GE-Free labelling regime proposed by the Government is a copout, when what we really need is a comprehensive, mandatory GE labelling scheme which labels all GE ingredients, Green Party S... More...

GM labelling discussion paper released

A discussion paper on the development of a voluntary GM free labelling system for food and food products has been released today, says Consumer Affairs Minister Judith Tizard.The discussion paper,... More...

Greenpeace sabotages German GM trial

Reuters report on Wednesday, 9 April German authorities approved an application from Swiss agribusiness group Syngenta AG to start Germany's first trials of genetically-modified (GM.N)wheat. But ... More...

Moment of truth for GM crops in UK

GM crops will be back in the news with a vengeance later this year when we learn whether the first results of Britain's three-year farm scale evaluations are sound enough to appear in a scientific jou... More...

European MPs vote to restrict stem cell research

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted to impose severe restrictions on the use of stem cells taken from human embryos.The vote, which took place on 10 April, also called for an outr... More...

Commercial future for HortResearch

A major strategic overhaul foresees HortResearch tapping into growing demand for customised food products and exploring and commercialising the compounds in fruit that affect human health and performa... More...

A self-powered DNA computer redefines small

New York Times Writer Ian Austen writes that experimental computers that calculate using DNA rather than electronics have many promising properties. To start with, they are exceptionally tiny. About o... More...

NZ Trade Mission produces 3 biotech agreements

The fact that three biotechnology agreements were signed during the two-day trade and investment mission to New Zealand this week is proof that Queensland's Smart State strategy is delivering results,... More...

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