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Nelson's Council to ask Govt to extend moratorium

Nelson's Council to ask Govt to extend moratorium

Staff want the Nelson City Council to ask the Government to extend the moratorium on genetically engineered crops so issues surrounding the release of GE can be cleared up. The council's planning ... More...

Scientist says Britain must embrace GM

There are warnings that the face of the Garden of England is under threat, unless the county embraces genetically modified fruit. One of Britain's leading GM scientists, based in Kent, says wi... More...

G8 encourages 'tried & tested biotechnology'

The leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations met recently during their June 2003 summit in Evian, France to address the challenges of promoting growth, enhancing sustainable developme... More...

Japanese consumers see GM crops as useful

The Society for Techno-innovation of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (STAFF) recently conducted an awareness survey on genetically modified (GM) crops and food stuffs in Japan. This is considered ... More...

Euro parliament approves GMO movement rules

Members of the European Parliament have reached agreement on the proposal for a regulation on the transboundary movements of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) set for legislation this week.The... More...

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Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

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Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

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Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

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Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

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Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

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Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>


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