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UK supermarket chiefs to discuss GMOs with Govt


UK supermarket chiefs to discuss GMOs with Govt

Supermarket bosses are expected to discuss whether shoppers are ready for genetically modified foods when they meet Environment Secretary Margaret Beckett, it emerged last night. The chief executi... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4315

EU takes members states to court over GMOs

The EU Commission, fending off a trade suit over Europe's refusal to import genetically modified organisms (GMOs), turned its fire on 11 EU states on Tuesday for failing to adopt new rules on GMO perm... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4314

Study helps set co-existence rules for sweet corn

A Colorado State University study takes a step towards finding solutions to pollen drift from genetically modified plants onto organic and traditionally grown crops, a concern raised by some members o... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4313

Public submissions sought by FSANZ

The Food Standards Authority has announced it is seeking public submissions on a draft assessment of the safety of GM soy beans.In a public notice the FSANZ says "A comprehensive safety assessment... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4312

3 more biotech firms sue Columbia over patent

Columbia University is coming under increasing legal attack from biotechnology companies, which accuse it of illegally trying to extend the life of a patent that has brought the institution hundreds o... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4311

Great Barrier Reef - A Biotech Winner

The Great Barrier Reef is fast becoming the research 'hot spot' for Queensland's biotechnology industry. Speaking in Townsville, the Minister for Innovation and Information Economy Paul Lucas said... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4310

Proposal to create Horticulture NZ

At this years Fruitgrowers Federation and Vegfed AGM's fruit and vegetable growers are being asked to support in principle a move toward the merging of Fruitgrowers Federation with other national hort... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4309

Demo kicks off campaign to keep GMO moratorium

Organisers of a demonstration in Wellington this Saturday ( July 19th) say the government will face fierce opposition if it ends the moratorium on the release of Genetically Modified Organisms."... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4308

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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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Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

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

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

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