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UK panel finds GM food safe

UK panel finds GM food safe

As predicted, the UK’s GM Science Review Panel report has found no scientific case for ruling out GM crops and their products and concludes that the risks to human health from GM crops currently on th... More...

Scot's food expert favours GM

Scotland's top food expert revealed yesterday he'd rather eat so-called Frankenstein Food than organic produce. Professor Hugh Pennington launched a scathing attack on critics of genetically m... More...

GM canola approval expected

A decision to allow the commercial growing of a genetically engineered crop is expected to be announced by an Australian Federal Government body this week. Government insiders predict that the... More...

Conko on benefits of biotechnology

"As the world's population grows, environmental stewardship will require science to find ways to produce more food on less land," says Gregory Conko, Director of Food Safety Policy at the Competitive ... More...

China welcomes foreign funds for GM

China has announced it will encourage foreign investors to develop genetically modified corn and soybeans in the country, as the government strives to develop a biotechnology industry to ensure food s... More...

Sheep gene tests coming soon

Commercial gene tests for sheep reproduction and body traits will soon be available. Ovita, the farmer-funded biotechnology company, has announced commercialisation programmes for the new technolo... More...

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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>>


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

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I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

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Marketing Rocks!
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>>


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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