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Time to think about the real risks to life

Time to think about the real risks to life

The horrific crash that has led to the departure from our lives of staff at Crop and Food, Lincoln, has brought the reality of tragedy to lives of people in Christchurch. Their loss will also be f... More...

Hodgson speech to Parliament - Crop & Food staff

The Minister of Research Science and Technology, the Hon Pete Hodgson, moved the Notice of Motion in Parliament on Tuesday 10 June which conveyed the sympathies and condolences of the House to the fam... More...

Brazil soy exporters to pay GE royalty

Brazilian soybean exporters are expected to pay royalties starting in 2004 for shipments of Monsanto Co.'s genetically engineered "Roundup Ready" soybeans, the US-based biotech behemoth's Brazilian su... More...

GM canola finding nears

The clock is ticking on Bayer's application to commercially release genetically-modified canola.The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator, the body responsible for assessing the application, has... More...

Research shows GM & organics co-exist in UK

Over the past four years farm-scale trials at 260 sites across the UK have shown that the protocols attaching to GM crops are workable and that there had been no instances of organic producers losing ... More...

India's poor to get nutritional boost

Millions of poor Indian children could be eating free, protein enhanced potatoes by the end of the year.Researchers have taken a gene from the protein-rich Amaranth plant and put it into a protein-p... More...

GM crops worth $US78m a year in UK

According to a report published in Edinburgh this week, GM technology is safe, compatible with conventional farming and has the potential to boost the income of UK agriculture by at least GBP 50m. ... More...

Greenpeace campaign against Ingham’s is deceitful

The Greenpeace intention to mount a campaign against Ingham’s because their chickens have been fed soy meal derived from environmentally friendly GM soy beans is deceitful the Chairman of the Life Sci... More...

Food Safety Authority stands by Ingham's

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) says Ingham’s is entirely within the law in its labelling practices.The Authority has issued an update on its key messages regarding Greenpeace’s camp... More...

European GM projects move to friendlier shores

The Dundee Courier reports the majority of the country's farmers will back the genetic modification of crops, but may not get the chance as European-based research on the science has withered away.... More...

Mfe officials followed proper legal procedure

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs and her officials acted reasonably in allowing a national body of experts to decide on an application for the development of genetically modified cows, the High Court... More...

Biotech hot topic for US legislators

A new fact sheet and web database released by the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology reveals US states continue to be active in addressing emerging issues raised by agricultural biotechnology. ... More...

US launches conservative genetics panel

Yesterday marked the launch of a new panel on genetics and social policy created by the Bush administration during a reorganization of the science advisory system that critics say is being transformed... More...

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