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Second generation GM cotton ready for market

Second generation GM cotton ready for market

The Australian cotton industry will launch the second generation of its GM cotton this summer.Trials by the CSIRO over the past three years showed pesticide use was cut by up to 75 percent in the ... More...

Pilot to study crop segregation

A pilot program in South Australia aims to solve the issue of how to segregate genetically modified grains from conventional crops.The Federal Government has put $60,000 towards the pilot, which w... More...

Spain to allow stem cell research

Spain is to become the first Catholic country in Europe to authorize research on human embryos to obtain stem cells.On 25 July, the Spanish cabinet approved reforms of an outdated law on human ass... More...

Saving the world through agriculture

In the 1760s, the average height of recruits to the Scandinavian Army was 1.59m. Scandinavians then, as now, were considered to be tall, writes Jacqueline Rowarth in the New Zealand Herald. It giv... More...

The science & politics of plant biotech

The enviable and unblemished record of transgenic crops and their products is the strongest evidence for their safety and wholesomeness, writes Professor Indra K Vasil, Emeritus in plant molecular and... More...

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Postnatal Depression: 'The Thief That Steals Motherhood' - Alison McCulloch

Post-natal depression is a sly and cruel illness, described by one expert as ‘the thief that steals motherhood’, it creeps up on its victims, hiding behind the stress and exhaustion of being a new parent, catching many women unaware and unprepared. More>>


DIY: Kiwi Ingenuity And Masking Tape Saves Chick

Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape has saved a Kiwi chick after its egg was badly damaged endangering the chick's life. The egg was delivered to Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua 14 days ago by a DOC worker with a large hole in its shell and against all odds has just successfully hatched. More>>


Trade: Key To Lead Mission To India; ASEAN FTA Review Announced

Prime Minister John Key will lead a trade delegation to India next week, saying the pursuit of a free trade agreement with the protectionist giant is "the primary reason we're going" but playing down the likelihood of early progress. More>>



MYOB: Digital Signatures Go Live

From today, Inland Revenue will begin accepting “digital signatures”, saving businesses and their accountants a huge amount of administration time and further reducing the need for pen and paper in the workplace. More>>

Oil Searches: Norway's Statoil Quits Reinga Basin

Statoil, the Norwegian state-owned oil company, has given up oil and gas exploration in Northland's Reinga Basin, saying the probably of a find was 'too low'. More>>


Modern Living: Auckland Development Blowouts Reminiscent Of Run Up To GFC

The collapse of property developments in Auckland is "almost groundhog day" to the run-up of the global financial crisis in 2007/2008 as banks refuse to fund projects due to blowouts in construction and labour costs, says John Kensington, the author of KPMG's Financial Institutions Performance Survey. More>>


Health: New Zealand's First ‘No Sugary Drinks’ Logo Unveiled

New Zealand’s first “no sugary drinks logo” has been unveiled at an event in Wellington... It will empower communities around New Zealand to lift their health and wellbeing and send a clear message about the damage caused by too much sugar in our diets. More>>


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