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WA should stay GM free until 2006: report

WA should stay GM free until 2006: report

A new report has found the Western Australia should maintain its moratorium on genetically modified crops until 2006, and investigate the possibility of remaining GM-free into the future.The state... More...

GE-Free NZ misquote Royal Commission report

Contrary to assertions by GE-Free NZ the Royal Commission did not say crops like GE onions had little to offer New Zealand, the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston said today.... More...

Pharmaceutical corn poses some challenges

The problem of keeping pharmaceutical corn out of the food supply is leading companies to look at other types of plants — and at regions of the country other than the Corn Belt — for producing biotech... More...

Salt-loving crops yield award for pomologist

Tomatoes that can thrive in salty water and could potentially restore hundreds of thousands of acres of lost farmland have earned the UC Davis professor who developed them national recognition in the ... More...

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