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Bayer disagrees with Victorian moratorium

Bayer disagrees with Victorian moratorium

Bayer CropScience has issued a statement saying it does not agree on the need for a moratorium on commercial plantings of GM canola in 2003, but is committed to working with the Victorian government o... More...

US to challenge EU moratorium on GM foods

The United States has decided to challenge the European Union's de facto moratorium on genetically modified (GM) foods in the World Trade Organisation. A group of EU countries has placed a morator... More...

Wheat virus shows benefits of GM crops

Federal Government group Biotechnology Australia says the wheat streak mosaic virus is a good example of how genetically modified (GM) crops could prove useful for Australian farmers.Emergency mea... More...

Most Asian markets accept GM canola

The body given the job of marketing genetically modified canola when, or if it's grown in Australia, says most Asian markets will accept the product.Grain company, Marketlink, was approached by Ba... More...

Cystic Fibrosis Assn confirms support for GE

Board Chairman of The Cystic Fibrosis Association of New Zealand Denis Currie confirmed the organisation’s pro-genetic engineering position at the CF national conference and annual general meeting hel... More...

GM crops a force for good

If, as the Herald Sun reported, the Victorian Government is planning a moratorium on commercial genetically modified (GM) food crops, it will fly in the face of scientific evidence here and overseas, ... More...

Bio Commerce Centre launched

"The opportunity for scientific research to be commercialised locally has taken a major step forward with the launch of the Bio Commerce Centre for Manawatu", Economic, Industry and Regional Developme... More...

Biotenz News Update - 8 May 2003

Biotenz News Update The latest Biotenz News Update has been posted to the Biotenz website. The stories are: Biotechnology Taskforce Report Launched Primary Sector Support For Bio... More...

Canterbury set for major role in biotech industry

A Government task force has said New Zealand needs to triple the size of its biotech sector to 1000 companies over the next decade to create annual biotech exports worth $1 billion. The core group... More...

Where is the evidence that GM foods are unsafe?

Claims that foodstuffs containing ingredients from genetically modified plants are inherently less safe than their non-GM conventional counterparts remain unproven, according to a Royal Society policy... More...

Critics slam GN canola ban in Victoria

The Victorian government's decision to place a one-year moratorium on commercial production of genetically modified canola was a "mate's deal" that came without consultation, farmers and environmental... More...

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