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Getting real on GM


Getting real on GM

In an editorial today the Timaru Herald says the latest genetically modified crop contamination case is a reality check for the general public, and one politicians and Ministry of Agriculture and Fore... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4265

Increasing public support for stem cell research

Public support for stem cell use - both embryonic and adult - has risen in Australia in the past year but support for human cloning remains very low, according to a recent Biotechnology Australia surv... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4263

Minister welcomes High Court outcome

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs has welcomed today’s decision by the High Court that her decision not to “call-in” an AgResearch application to develop transgenic cattle was not unreasonable. Th... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4262

AgResearch welcomes High Court decision

AgResearch has welcomed the decision by the High Court of New Zealand to reject action taken by Mothers Against Genetic Engineering (MAdGE) for a judicial review of the action of the Minister of the E... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4261

Greens should get a grip on reality

ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today recommended that Biosecurity Minister Jim Sutton take a minute to encourage the Green Party and Sustainability Council to get a grip on rea... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4260

New GM alert no reason to prolong moratorium – PM

The discovery that genetically modified sweetcorn was grown near Gisborne does not mean a moratorium on commercial GM release should be extended, says Prime Minister Helen Clark. But GM opponents ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4254

MaDGE disappointed at High Court decision over GE

An anti-GE lobby group today said the law remained inadequate in protecting New Zealand's environmental and economic interests. A judge has rejected a claim by Mothers against Genetic Engineering ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4253

Hobbs rejects GE law change

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs has rejected calls for a change to contradictory laws that forbid genetically engineered crops from being grown in New Zealand - but allow some of them to be sold and... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4252

Sweet corn industry would fail under an import ban

The New Zealand sweet corn industry would not be able to sustain its own breeding programme, an industry spokesman said amidst controversy over the discovery of genetically engineered (GE) material in... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4251

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