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Experts to review hi-tech agriculture

Experts to review hi-tech agriculture

Experts from business, politics, food, farming and development have agreed to review how science can help about 800 million chronically undernourished people in the developing world.After months o... More...

Double dose of good news for biotech company

A Brisbane company commercialising world-leading genetic research says it plans to harvest its first crop of protein-rich plants in Queensland next year and has also become the beneficiary of a Govern... More...

Vatican says GM food is a blessing

The Vatican has stunned opponents of GM foods by declaring they hold the answer to world starvation and malnutrition, the UK Times reports.Until the statement, the Vatican had been neutral in the ... More...

Gene-chip gives clues to malaria treatment

Researchers have taken snapshots of the ever-changing protein profile of the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum and believe pinning down the parasite's molecular shape-shifting, the key to its in... More...

Modified enzyme destroys nerve gas

Chemists in the United States have modified a common bacterial enzyme so that it pulls apart a lethal nerve agent manufactured as a chemical weapon.Frank Raushel, of Texas A&M University in Colleg... More...

Review of labelling of GM Food

When the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Council agreed to a new labelling regime for genetically modified (GM) foods in December 2000, Australia and New Zealand were amongst the first countries ... More...

GM food passes labelling tests

The food regulator, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), has released the results of an Australian pilot survey that shows that manufacturers in Australia are complying with the labelling sta... More...

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