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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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4198

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4197

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4196

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4195

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4194

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4193

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4192

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4191

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4190

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4189

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4188

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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>>

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

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