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No link to NZ cattle in BSE scare, expert says

No link to NZ cattle in BSE scare, expert says

One of New Zealand's recognised authorities on mad cow disease believes New Zealand will keep its international reputation intact for having BSE-free cattle.That is despite the concern generated o... More...

MAF says low risk from GM seed

The seed that sparked a genetically modified sweetcorn scare at four Gisborne fields was planted in another 94 fields in the North and South Islands and harvested for human and animal consumption. ... More...

US Steps Up WTO Case Againt Europe

The United States is taking the next step in its World Trade Organization challenge to the European Union's (EU) illegal five-year moratorium on approving agricultural biotechnology products by asking... More...

MAF may tighten rules on seed imports

The United States exporter which apparently sent to New Zealand sweetcorn seed contaning genetically engineered (GE) DNA has twice been involved in such imports, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest... More...

Biotech tobacco could produce medicines

A company founded on innovations in biotechnology at the University of Central Florida has secured venture funding to research the possibility of growing therapeutic drugs in common plants like tobacc... More...

New resource available on GM canola

Agrifood Awareness Australia Limited has released an information resource titled; 'Genetically Modified Canola: A Resource Guide for Farmers', which contains information about genetically modified (GM... More...

WA Standing Committee report on Gene Tech Bills

Last month the Western Australian Paliament's Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs tabled a report in relation to the Gene Technology Bill 2001 and the Gene Technology Amendment Bill ... More...

British study links milk bacteria with Crohn's

British scientists have found a link between a common bowel disorder and a type of bacteria that can be passed to humans in milk. Professor John Hermon-Taylor and his team at St George's Hospital ... More...

Europabio publishes industry guidelines

New Industry guidance documents provide a common industry approach to meeting the health, environmental, food and feed safety standards for GM crops, complementing the EU, WHO, FAO and OECD safety gui... More...

BSE never found in NZ cattle, Meat NZ says

Meat New Zealand Chairman Jeff Grant has said New Zealand is BSE free, and that there is very little chance that the neurological case currently under examination in New Zealand is vCJD, the human var... More...

Sweet tempers deliver tastier meat

A mild-mannered cow will deliver a sweeter tasting steak than its bad-tempered paddock mate. Scientists have developed a test to separate quiet and better tasting cattle from more aggressive cattl... More...

MAF says BSE Free status is safe

The Ministry of Agriculture says it is confident that a yet undiagnosed neurological disease case in Waikato Hospital will have no consequences for New Zealand's status as a BSE-free country.Docto... More...

Biotenz News Update - 7 August 2003

The latest issue of Biotenz News Update has been posted to the Biotenz Website.Index:PM Opens High Tech Biotech LaboratoriesAgriGenesis Plans AdvanceFonterra Raises US$165 MillionCrop &... More...

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