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OGTR issues licence for GM grapevines

OGTR issues licence for GM grapevines

Decision on issuing a licence for application DIR 031/2002 The Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator) has made a decision to issue a licence in respect of the Commonwealth Scientific ... More...

FDA says more regs for GM food unnecessary

Genetically engineered foods from crops that have already been reviewed and approved by two government agencies shouldn't have to jump through a third regulatory hoop at the Food and Drug Administrati... More...

GE grass good news for hayfever sufferers

Scientists in Australia have developed genetically engineered grass that could ease the woes of hayfever sufferers. The GE hypoallergenic grass has been altered so it lacks two common hayfever all... More...

GE-Free NZ clutching at straws

Clinical trials involving any food product are extremely difficult, if not impossible, to do. Therefore they could not produce meaningful results the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network Dr William ... More...

US doctors approve cloning for research purposes

The American Medical Association on Tuesday endorsed cloning for research purposes, saying it is medically ethical but allowing doctors who oppose the practice to refuse to perform it. Policymakin... More...

Stem cell research a step closer in NSW

Research involving human embryos moved a step closer in NSW last night after a historic conscience vote in the state's lower house of parliament. In the second free vote inside four weeks, the Leg... More...

FDA says no evidence biotech food unsafe

Because of its increased precision over traditional forms of genetic modification, bioengineering increases the predictability that a trait introduced into a food would be desirable and reduces the ri... More...

NSW puts GE crops moratorium in place

The New South Wales Parliament has passed a bill imposing a three-year moratorium on the growing of genetically modified food crops. The main effect of the bill will be to delay the planting of Au... More...

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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>>


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>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


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>>


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>>


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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