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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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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

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


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

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>


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

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

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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