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New GM Bill sparks debate

New GM Bill sparks debate

The New Organisms and Other Matters Bill forms a key part of the Government's response to the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification according to the MInister for the Environment, the Hon Marian Hob... More...

GM Bill's path angers Greens

The Green Party says it is angry that legislation governing the release of genetically modified organisms will be considered by a select committee on which it has no power to vote.The New Organism... More...

New rules no barrier to US biotech industry

In response to widespread food-safety concerns, the U.S. Department of Agriculture in March imposed tougher rules to prevent crops engineered to produce medicines from accidentally contaminating corn,... More...

Time to lose romantic notions about 'natural' food

Almost one-third of all corn planted in Wisconsin this spring will come from genetically altered varieties. Among soybeans, nearly 80 percent of the crop will be genetically modified. Nationwide, ... More...

Open letter from the Biotechnology Taskforce

The Biotechnology Taskforce report – Growing the Biotechnology Sector in New Zealand – A Framework for Action – was made public and presented to the Government on 6 May, 2003.Our report outlines s... More...

Pesticide residue bigger concern than GE

New Zealanders want their food to be free of pesticide and antibiotic residues, fresh and locally produced.They are the key ingredients identified in consumer research carried out by AgriQuality, ... More...

Primary sector must back biotech, says Munro

The chairman of the Wool Board says New Zealand's primary sector must support and participate in biotechnology if it is to remain competitive.Bruce Munro is a member of the Biotechnology Taskforce... More...

Defining stem cell potential

Scientists have proposed a simple scale of 88 genes to gauge the usefulness of stem cells.It might help researchers to work out whether they can convert adult cells from say, blood or skin, into s... More...

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