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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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Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


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