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OGTR stops clock on GM canola decision

OGTR stops clock on GM canola decision

There's been another delay in making a decision to commercially release GM canola.The Gene Technology Regulator, Dr Sue Meek, says she's stopped the clock for a month on Bayer's application to gro... More...

Marlborough Council asks Govt to extend moratorium

Marlborough District Council is joining other local authorities in asking the Government to leave a moratorium on the release of genetically engineered organisms (GEOs) in place. The move has been... More...

Asthma study finds 'master' gene

A cluster of 291 genes has been linked with asthma, and one gene especially provides a good target for new drugs, researchers said on Monday. The laboratory work needs to be confirmed in living as... More...

Monsanto GM wheat to bypass Australian market

The world's first commercially produced biotech wheat, looming in North America, is likely to bypass some big Asian import markets but could create a battleground in others, producers and traders said... More...

GM grass gardener-friendly

Monsanto, the biotechnology giant, has applied in America for permission to sell genetically modified (GM) extra-smooth grass to golf courses.The grass may in future be sold to gardeners. It is re... More...

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