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Forestry body in GM negotiations

Forestry body in GM negotiations

The Forest Industries Council is negotiating a significant change to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards to allow New Zealand foresters to undertake GM research.Existing standards issued by... More...

Bovine genome to be sequenced

Australia is putting $A1.5 million ($NZ1.7 million) into a $A75 million international project to sequence the bovine genome by 2005. Scientists hope the sequencing will enable them to find the gen... More...

Russell Brown on the Corngate brouhaha

Hard News writer, Russell Brown, has published a worthwhile piece on his Hard News website today about the ongoing debate about Corngate and the Broadcasting Standards Authority decision.He says: ... More...

AgResearch confirms Innovation Centres plan

AgResearch today confirmed plans to turn its major campuses into Science Innovation Centres in a $60 million drive to bolster science capabilities and accelerate the commercialisation of scientific di... More...

Less-allergenic peanut developed

Soheila Maleki, a biochemist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's research center in New Orleans, led the recent discovery of NC 4, a natural variety of peanut that lacks one of normal peanuts' two... More...

GM food fight heats up in China

The controversy over genetically modified foods is set to heat up in China due to a lawsuit filed in Shanghai against Nestle and a local supermarket. A local court has agreed to hear the suit f... More...

Scientist wins $6.5 M to study bog-eating bugs

Former health inspector Sue Turner has won $6.5 million to study the genetics of a sewage-eating bug. Dr Turner, a senior lecturer in biological science at Auckland University, has been interested... More...

No special role for local govt, Minister says

Local Government Minister the Hon Chris Carter has rejected a special role for Local Government when the moratorium on genetic engineering is lifted.In answering a question from Green Party co-lea... More...

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