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Genesis Research & EvoGenix in drug collaboration

Genesis Research & EvoGenix in drug collaboration

Genesis Research and Development Corporation Limited and EvoGenix Pty Limited have announced the signing of a collaboration agreement for a joint research and development programme to discover novel a... More...

Voluntary food labelling to stay

The New Zealand government has made it clear it does not support mandatory country of origin labelling of food, despite agreeing to a policy direction on mandatory labelling at the Australia and New Z... More...

India to conduct GM potato trial

The Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI) in Shimla, India is set to conduct limited field trials with GM potatoes tolerant to the potato tuber moth, following the Department of Biotechnology's app... More...

Councils told to commit to non-GM food

Commit to non-GM food, councils told Environmental groups have urged councils to commit to non-genetically modified food in the run-up to the elections on May 1. Friends of the Earth has asked c... More...

Australian GM trial meets opposition

Conservationists are opposing the latest trials of genetically modified (GM) cotton near Broome, in Western Australia's north-west, fearing they are a precursor to wider use.The industry-supported... More...

SA to review GMO legislation

A report will be tabled in South Africa's parliament at the end of a conference this month on the environmental and health concerns about genetically modified organisms. This opens up the possibil... More...

Nuffield Council to review GM

In the UK, the Nuffield Council on bioethics has announced that it will re-assess the conclusions and recommendations of its 1999 report, entitled Genetically Modified Crops: Ethical and Social Issues... More...

African ministers say their nations need biotech

Kenya and Uganda urgently need appropriate modern biotechnology packages to help improve the declining production of major food and cash crop according to their ministers of agriculture. Though bi... More...

Chinese scientists discover super-yield rice gene

Chinese scientists have discovered a gene in rice that they hope could increase each plant's yield, if manipulated in the right way. Boosting yield means many more grains per plant at the same cost fo... More...

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