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UNESCO invites New Zealand input on questionnaire

UNESCO invites New Zealand input on questionnaire

New Zealand’s scientific community has been invited to provide input to a UNESCO questionnaire on the international declaration on human genetic data.Following the adoption of the Universal Declar... More...

New procedure for French GM trials

The French Ministry of Agriculture has introduced a new procedure for trials involving genetically-modified (GM) plants notably including prior surveys and specific notification of the Mayors of the m... More...

OGTR invites public comment

Australia’s Gene Technology Regulator has issued an invitation for public comment on the risk assessment and risk management plans for limited and controlled release of GM papaya and pineapple, the co... More...

Risk analysis tool for biopharm crops close

No one knows with scientific certainty the likelihood or extent of risks from genetically modified plants not grown for food or feed, such as biopharmaceuticals. Iowa State University researche... More...

GE opponents continue to focus on the unreal

Green Party spokespeople and other opponents of gene technology have not offered any substantive research to support their allegations that the Treasury analysis of the recent economic impacts study i... More...

Origins of the organic agriculture debate

A New Book by Thomas DeGregori, 'Origins of the Organic Agriculture Debate' (Iowa State University Press), takes an historical look at two contrasting streams of ideas.The first view comprise the ... More...

India in front lines of GE development

In many parts of India and in much of its news media, the term "genetically modified crops" raises fears about long-term health defects or new diseases.However, scientists at the Bangalore Bio 200... More...

Green Party says Treasury misleading Govt on GE

Treasury has given the Government a misleading interpretation of the report on the possible economic impacts of GE release in New Zealand, Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today."Tre... More...

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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>>


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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>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>


Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


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