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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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StuffMe: Commerce Commission Welcomes Dismissal Of Merger Appeal

In a summary of their judgment released today, Justice Dobson and lay member Professor Martin Richardson dismissed the appellants’ process criticisms and found the Commission was entitled to place significant weight on the prospect of reduced quality of the products produced by the merged entity. More>>


Dry: Beef + Lamb Launches Drought Resources

The resources include a fact sheet outlining strategies to manage and mitigate the effects of drought, coping with stress on the farm and advice on feed requirements and animal welfare during the dry period. More>>


InternetNZ: Net Neutrality Failure In US "Will Hurt All Users"

InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter has condemned the decision by the United States communications regulator to undo 2015 open Internet rules, warning that all Internet users will end up worse off as a result. More>>


Mycoplasma Bovis: More Properties Positive

One of the latest infected properties is in the Hastings district, the other three are within a farming enterprise in Winton. The suspect property is near Ashburton. More>>


Manawatū Gorge Alternative: More Work Needed To Choose Route

“We are currently working closely and in partnership with local councils and other stakeholders to make the right long-term decision. It’s vital we have strong support on the new route as it will represent a very significant long-term investment and it will need to serve the region and the country for decades to come.” More>>


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