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Canola approval bodes well

Canola approval bodes well

OGTR approval for the release of genetically modified canola marks a new phase in the transition of GM crops from research to the marketplace say scientists at Australia’s CSIRO.Last week’s decisi... More...

No problems for Aust with GM crops - ABARE study

Australia would have no trouble finding overseas markets if it started planting genetically modified crops, a new report has found. The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (Ab... More...

Time for Govts to reconsider GM ban

The Australian Oilseed's Federation - many of whose members grow conventional canola - see the Gene Technology Regulator's decision to approve the commercial release of GM canola as a way to change th... More...

Grains Council welcomes OGTR decision on GM canola

Australian farmers have been given the green light to grow commercial crops of genetically modified canola.Last week Australian Gene Technology Regulator, Dr Sue Meek, announced her decision that ... More...

Consumer favour for GM crops growing

A study conducted for the BBC in Northern Ireland has found many consumers say they would prefer genetically modified crops to the use of chemical sprays in conventional food production. The resea... More...

Bellamy claims SARS caused by genetic engineering

World famous science entertainer, Dr David Bellamy, stunned the New Zealand science community today by asserting the SARS virus was the result of genetic engineering. Although there has been some re... More...

GM trees reduce soil pollution

Using GE technology researchers from the University of Georgia have modified cottonwood plants to help reduce mercury contamination in soils and wasteland and say the plants may be used commercially w... More...

GM canola decision shouldn't alarm growers

Grain growers are being reminded that approval for the commercial release of genetically modified canola will not have any immediate impact in NSW, as there is a moratorium in place.Chair of the N... More...

GM vaccine for cattle TB points to help for humans

New Zealand scientists are developing a new vaccine for tuberculosis in cows which may also help millions of human victims of the disease writes Simon Collins in the NZ Herald. The scientists, at ... More...

Farmers, scientists hit back in gene row

Farmers and scientists have hit back in the debate over genetically modified food, calling a lobby group "anti-democratic" for wanting New Zealand to remain a GM-free food producer, reports Dominion P... More...

Biotenz News Update - 24 July 2003

The latest issue of Biotenz News Update has been posted to the Biotenz website. Index: Wayne Burt Takes on Bigger Role at A2Council Says Gap ClosingPartnership to Study Fishing Byproducts... More...

GE fears make New Zealand 'a laughing stock'

A top scientist who has come home after 14 years in Britain tells NZ Herald Science writer, Simon Collins, New Zealand's restrictions on genetic modification are making this country "a laughing stock"... More...

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