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Scrinis is wrong

Scrinis is wrong

Yesterday we ran an opinion piece which featured in the Melbourne Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. It was written by Dr Gyorgy Scrinis of the RMIT and entitled "GM crops will not help feed the wor... More...

Onions to test environmental benefits of GM

One of the principle benefits to be derived from growing onions engineered to be tolerant to glyphosate is that they require about 70% less chemical herbicide than other commercial varieties says the ... More...

GE onions will only end in tears

Crop & Food Research's application to field test GE onions in containment in fields in Canterbury, announced today, should be put on hold till the latest GE problems are sorted out, Green MP Sue Kedgl... More...

Application to field test GM onions

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has received an application from Crop & Food Research to field test in containment genetically modified onions. It is noted that field trials are not covere... More...

GE-Free NZ seeks urgent answers

The outcome of MAF's investigation into the latest GE contamination accident must answer the question of liability for the company owning the patent on the gene appearing in the corn. MAF and ERMA m... More...

Whangarei gets cautious on GM

Whangarei District Council yesterday voted to follow the example of the Kaipara District and Northland Regional councils and take a cautious approach to genetic engineering (GE). In adopting its a... More...

US reacts to EU GMO rules

Labeling and tracing plans are criticized, but new UN rules may strengthen EU position says Andrew Scott in the Scientist.comUS trade officials say that the EU's proposed new rules for the labelin... More...

GM food: No worries, say Kiwis

Americans and New Zealanders are less suspicious of food that has been genetically modified than Australians and Britons, a new Roy Morgan International poll shows.Writing in the National Business... More...

Italy farm minister sees end to EU biotech ban

Italian Agriculture Minister Giovanni Alemanno said on Wednesday he expected the European Union to drop its informal ban on most biotech products in the near future.He told reporters that rules pa... More...

Research finds gene with mental illness risk

Researchers have discovered a gene that puts people at a high risk of developing schizophrenia writes Deborah Smith in the Melbourne Age.Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa, who created a genetically m... More...

Science set to conquer the mind

The final frontier of genetic science, understanding what makes the human mind tick, will be conquered by the end of the century, one of the founding fathers of genetics predicted today. The Melbo... More...

Scientist resigns over GM rules breach

A man described as "a brilliant scientist" has quit his job after breaching strict containment rules imposed to stop the spread of genetically modified organisms writes Simon Collins in the NZ Herald.... More...

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