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Commerce Commission investigates milk


Commerce Commission investigates milk

The Commerce Commission is investigating allegations by Fonterra that claims made by A2 Corporation about the dangers of A1 milk are false and misleading, and that the Corporation's products contain ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4014

Royal Society says monitor commercial GM crops

Long-term monitoring of the environmental impact of genetically modified crops must be introduced if commercial planting goes ahead in the UK, Britain's leading academic body has said. The Royal S... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4013

$15m Govt investment in biotechnology

Minister of Research Science and Technology Pete Hodgson has announced a new fund to provide at least $15 million capital for investment in New Zealand's biotechnology sector, and to encourage more pr... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4011

EU remains divided over co-existence

EU sources have been cited as saying that EU farm ministers remained divided over growing genetically modified crops alongside traditional produce, with Britain and Spain arguing that legislating on t... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4010

Will GM issue cause reprise of Labour/Greens rift?

This time last year a rift opened between Labour and the Greens. It dogged them through the election campaign and docked votes from both, writes Colin James in the New Zealand Herald on 27 May. Fo... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4009

British Medical Assn to update advice on GM foods

The British Medical Association is to change its advice on the health risks of genetically-modified foods after its Head of Science and Ethics said she had seen 'no evidence' that it posed a threat. ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4008


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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>>

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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>>

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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>>

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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>>

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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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