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GM crops low risk for humans

GM crops low risk for humans

Human health is at a "very low" risk from the current generation genetically modified (GM) crops, the British Government's scientific review is set to conclude. The report by 25 scientists, to be ... More...

GE trees on track

Forest Research Institute said today there had been no deferral of GE field tests and that claims made in the media over the weekend were wrong.“Forest Research had approval from ERMA for this tri... More...

EU backs farmer's choice on GM crops

ABC News reports the European Commission will say this week public authorities cannot ban farmers from planting genetically modified (GM) crops, supporting those who want to embrace the technology.... More...

Co-existence bar "set very high" in SA

South Australia has come close to slamming the door on GM crops, following the findings of a parliamentary committee.The committee has recommended that legislation be introduced delaying the comme... More...

Biogemma threatens to leave France after GM attack

French biotechnology firm Biogemma threatened on Thursday to move its experiments in genetically modified organisms outside of France, possibly to the United States, after a new wave of GM field destr... More...

Biotenz News Update - 17 July 2003

The latest issue of Biotenz News Update has been posted to the Biotenz Website:Index - New NMR Machine Puts Massey At ForefrontHuman gene carrying sheep to be killedSubmissions on GE onio... More...

Anti-GE march in capital attracts very low numbers

Fewer than a hundred anti-GE protestors turned out in Wellington on Saturday to urge the Government to extend the moratorium on applications for the release of GMOs.The late morning march on Parli... More...

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