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Persistence of DNA in soil has implications for GE

Persistence of DNA in soil has implications for GE

The discovery that DNA from ancient plants has persisted in some soils for 400,000 years has implications for people planning the release of genetically engineered (GE) crops and animals, says a New Z... More...

Gene chips & proteomics unravel chronic disorders

One Australian in three suffers from a chronic inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic lung disease (COPD), atherosclerosis, psoriasis or inflammatory bowel disease. The cost to n... More...

Farmers: the original environmentalists

On this Earth Day (22 April), we must to commit to the challenge of supporting a growing global population while preserving precious soil, air and water resources. As President Gerald Ford said during... More...

20th anniversary of modern plant biotechnology

Edward Cocking of Nottingham University in England vividly described a January 1983 meeting of genetic researchers in Miami that is widely regarded as the dawn of the modern biotechnology era."Eve... More...

Chemicals losing out to genetics

Scientist Tony Conner hopes that McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken made a big mistake when they decided three years ago to stop buying genetically modified potatoes. As soon as he is allowed t... More...

Economic policy demands GM moratorium extension

GE-Free NZ says the governments' own economic policies and its decision to follow the Royal Commission's advice to " preserve opportunities" will require it to extend the moratorium on GM commercial r... More...

Shiva the Destroyer?

Indian activist, Vandana Shiva, has been an outspoken and energetic critic of modern biotechnology. She was supposed to come to New Zealand to give evidence at the Royal Commission on GM but cried of... More...

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