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National slams 'biosecurity blunder'

National's Biosecurity spokesman Shane Ardern is slamming the Government's slack attitude on biosecurity following reports that yet another dangerous pest has taken up permanent residency in New Zeala... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4438

Committee appearance comes to abrupt end

A select committee appearance by former British environment minister Michael Meacher came to an abrupt end at Parliament this morning, when committee chairman Brian Donnelly labelled it a political st... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4437

Select Committee ousts Meacher

Greenpeace says it was shocked at how rudely former British environment minister Michael Meacher was treated at a parliamentary select committee today. Mr Meacher's appearance on behalf of Greenpe... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4436

Stem cell advocate to focus on research

Controversial stem cell researcher Alan Trounson has resigned as the chief executive officer of the National Stem Cell Centre because he wants to focus on research.He says he will work for a new s... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4435

Trans Tasman project to boost vege value

New Zealand and Australian vegetable growers have joined forces to fund a major research and development project called Vital Vegetables® with the aim of enhancing the health benefits of vegetable... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4434

Greens to give no confidence vote

The Government's fixation with lifting the GE moratorium in October means that the Green Party will express no confidence in it, during tonight's Budget vote."The Green Party signalled last year t... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4433

Former Minister misinterprets science, LSN says

The careful framework that has been set out by New Zealand’s Government to consider applications for genetic modification on a case-by-case basis was a cautious approach, former Environment Minister f... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4432

Meacher misinformed, Canadian Ag body says

Jackie Fraser, executive director of AGCare (Agricultural Groups Concerned About Resources and the Environment), a coalition of 17 agricultural groups representing Ontario's 45,000 growers of field an... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4431

Genesis announces half-year result

Genesis Research and Development Corporation Ltd today announced its financial results for the six-month period to June 30.The company ended the period with a cash balance of $28.6 million which, ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4430

Former Minister's tour sponsored by anti-gm bodies

Michael Meacher, the recently sacked British environment minister visited Guelph, Canada, to talk about genetically engineered crops.Reports say that Meacher was making three stops during his tri... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4428

Meacher tours Canada to drum-up support

While British MP Michael Meacher was touring Canada in hopes of drumming up support for his campaign to prevent the spread of genetically modified crops, Monsanto Co., the world's biggest producer of ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4427

Ex-UK Environment Minister visits NZ – Greenpeace

Former British Environment Minister Michael Meacher is visiting New Zealand to speak about the release of genetically modified (GM) crops.Greenpeace says Mr Meacher is also giving evidence to th... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4426

Genesis Research appoints CEO to AgriGenesis

Genesis Research and Development Corporation Limited (NZX/ASX: GEN) today announced the appointment of Dr Peter Lee, an expatriate New Zealander, as Chief Executive of AgriGenesis Biosciences limited,... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4425

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