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BOP council warns against lifting moratorium

BOP council warns against lifting moratorium

Environment Bay of Plenty has warned a Parliamentary select committee that "the consequences of incorrect action may be irreversible" if a moratorium on genetically modified organisms is lifted in Oct... More...

Gene profiling improves breast cancer treatment

Gene profiling of patients with breast cancer can determine if women will respond to one of the newest and most effective chemotherapy drugs and reduce the use of unnecessary treatment, according to s... More...

PM welcomes biotech development

Prime Minister Helen Clark today congratulated New Zealand research company Virionyx on the announcement of new collaboration with two United States companies to develop treatments for infectious dise... More...

Biotech forestry growing in the US

Biotechnology is coming to the United States' forests and orchards. Scientists are planting genetically engineered trees in dozens of research projects across the country.They are working to cre... More...

GM cotton halves pesticide use

The introduction of genetically modified cotton crops to Australia has cut the use of chemical pesticide by about half, the country's leading science organisation said yesterday. Pesticide use had... More...

Greater power granted in GM crops issue

Australian states and territories have been granted greater legal certainty if they wish to allocate specific areas for genetically modified crops.The policy principle backs up states' and territo... More...

Grains body sets GM threshold

A grains industry body set up to manage the possible introduction of genetically modified (GM) crops says some level of "contamination" would be acceptable.Gene technology grains committee spokesm... More...

GM cotton a winner for Australian farmers

Australia's entire cotton crop could soon be genetically modified and allow farmers to cut their pesticide use by 75 percent. The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority today ... More...

Diversity in food technology

A scientific review, farm-scale trials and extensive public consultations on genetically modified crops should pave the way for greater benefits and choice for consumers - provided that the organic mo... More...

Wake up Greens - the world is moving on, Act says

"The Greens have yet to come to terms with the fact that the world is moving on over the GM issue," ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today."Even the European Union has mo... More...

Biotenz News Update - 31 July 2003

The latest issue of Biotenz News Update has been posted to the Biotenz Website.Index:MoRST CEO Moves OnScience Centres PlannedNZTE Managers AppointedRace to Find Meat Tenderness GeneR... More...

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

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

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Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

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Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

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Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


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