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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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4393

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4392

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4391

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4390

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4389

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4388

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4387

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... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4386

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