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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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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>>


Marketing Rocks!
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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