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Canada confirms BSE


Canada confirms BSE

A cow in Canada has tested positive for mad cow disease in a test taken on 31 January, a Canadian Beef Export Federation official told Reuters on Tuesday. "It was (detected) just a few days ago. ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3966

Biotech co offers gene test for milk volume

A joint venture between Fonterra's biotech company ViaLactia Biosciences and the dairy industry's main livestock breeding company, Livestock Improvement, has released a further screening test for cows... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3965

Co-existence Round Table meets

On 24 April the European Commission organized a major international Round Table on the subject of co-existence between conventional, organic and GM agriculture, which was attended by around 300 people... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3964

Agresearch moves into new life sciences phase

The Government's biggest science company, Agresearch, plans to close the nation's leading animal health science centre, at Wallaceville, near Wellington. AgResearch plans to spend $19.6 million re... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3962

AgResearch seeks private investment for GM work

State-owned AgResearch plans to bring in private investors to help finance its work on genetically modified cows. The institute yesterday received $5.4 million a year from the Foundation for Resea... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3960

Experts say human cloning long way off

Science experts meeting in Germany have lashed out at 'charlatans' who claim to have reproduced human embryos and said that human cloning, while theoretically possible, is still a long way off. "T... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3959

NSW to introduce stem cell law

The New South Wales Government will introduce legislation into Parliament during the current session that will ban human cloning but allow research using human embryos. The bill is part of an agre... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3958

Some Victorian farmers hope for longer moratorium

Victorian dairy farmers are hoping to carry a motion for a three-year moratorium on genetically modified crops, at their state conference on Tuesday.The state already has a 12-month moratorium in ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=3957


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