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UK plans major GE expansion

UK plans major GE expansion

A major expansion of the use of genetic technology to tackle medical problems has been announced by British Health Secretary John Reid. He also said legislation would be introduced to make it an o... More...

Farmers reinforce case by case approach to GMOs

The conditional release of GM organisms on a case by case basis would provide flexibility to deal with risks within a robust science based approach, says Federated Farmers' Grains Council Chair Hugh R... More...

Strategy to improve Hazardous Substances work

The government has released a plan to reduce the cost of complying with the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act without compromising safety and the environment.Environment Minister, Marian ... More...

Cultural issues get prominence at hearings

Strong pleas for an enhanced consideration of cultural, spiritual and ethical issues relating to GM came from the Bioethics Council and the Catholic Bishops Conference at Parliament this morning.T... More...

GM still alive for Greens

Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says there’s still mileage in the debate over genetic engineering, and opponents would make one last stand before the moratorium on genetic modification is li... More...

Study finds biotech could boost EU economy

Biotechnology-averse Europe could boost its farm economy by more than one billion euros ($1.15 billion) per year if it harnessed the science to bolster harvests and reduce crop destruction by pests, a... More...

Deer industry consults farmers about GE

Deer industry lobbyists are consulting venison and velvet farmers on what stance the sector should take over the commercial release of genetically engineered (GE) organisms. The Government plans t... More...

Ag Science Institute tackles GM deadlock

New South Wales has out-capitulated Victoria on the genetic engineering front, imposing a three-year moratorium on the release of genetically modified (GM) food crops recently. But what happens wh... More...

UK research into GM food safety

The Food Standards Agency commissioned and published a series of five research projects on the safety of GM foods in July 2002. All the completed studies were published on the Agency website, and four... More...

EU defends stance on GM

Europeans defended their stance on biotechnology and genetically engineered foods following criticism from United States President George W Bush. Following are facts about genetically engineered o... More...

Gene flock fate under review

A thousand sheep inserted with human genes will continue grazing on a South Waikato research farm until a review has been completed. The sheep's future came into question late last week when Scott... More...

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