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Make a case to ERMA on GE onions, GE-Free NZ!


Make a case to ERMA on GE onions, GE-Free NZ!

Claims that GE onions will have negative health effects should be submitted to the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) along with the detailed scientific studies which support the assertion... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4303

Support for lifting of moratorium is growing

New research by Colmar Brunton for TV-One News shows that public support for the end of the moratorium on applications for commercial release of GM organisms is growing, says the Chairman of the Life ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4302

GE onions application should be withdrawn

The GE onions proposed in an application to ERMA could risk increasing disease including cancer because of the bacteria used to engineer them. This application should be withdrawn until sufficient sci... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4301

Hold biotech company liable - GE Free NZ

Revelations that 400 hectares of corn planted in Italy has been found to be GE-contaminated, again highlights the urgent need for biotech companies to be held liable for contaminating other crops. ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4300

Ovita close to delivering value to owners

Newsroom says the biotechnology consortium Ovita says it is getting close to its goal of delivering profit-generating research to farmers.Ovita is a three-way joint venture between the Meat and Wo... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4299

Input into crucial reproduction bill is essential

Writing in the NZ Herald Green MP Sue Kedgley says a bill now before Parliament would establish New Zealand as one of the most permissive countries in the world for assisted human reproductive technol... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4298

Reduce global warming through soil tillage changes

The world's food producing soils could become a major weapon in the war on global warming, say leading soil scientists due to meet in Australia tomorrow.Farmers switching to advanced tillage syste... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4297


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Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>

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Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. 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>>

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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>>

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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>>

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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>>

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