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Lifting moratorium keeps options open, Farmers say

Lifting moratorium keeps options open, Farmers say

Lifting the Moratorium on the Commercial Release of GM will keep options open for New Zealand farmers to compete in a highly subsidised international market place, says Federated Farmers of New Zealan... More...

Botry Zen in international partnership

Dunedin biotechnology company Botry-Zen Ltd is refining its natural control product for the multi-million dollar grape rotting disease, botrytis. Shareholders were told at the company's annual mee... More...

GM vaccine trial for cancer underway

A Sunshine Coast woman has become the first Australian to trial a new cancer treatment for a brain tumour. Just a fortnight after learning she had the terminal tumour, Barbara Hedley is taking a g... More...

OGTR invites submissions on GM cotton

Australia’s Gene Technology Regulator has issued an invitation for public comment on the risk assessment and risk management plan for the limited and controlled release of genetically modified (GM) he... More...

Broccoli to be first in new line of 'super' greens

It’s a lean, green, cancer-fighting machine. Broccoli is to become the first in a new wave of super vegetables.In a collaborative effort between the governments and science and industry researcher... More...

New GM detection resource

The European Commission and the World Health Organisation have collaborated since 2000 in the organisation of training courses on detection techniques for Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in food... More... Hybrids can be evolution jump-start

Like the snap of a clothespin, the sudden mixing of closely related species may occasionally provide the energy to impel rapid evolutionary change, according to a new report by researchers from Indian... More...

Chicken Little and the precautionary principle

We are all familiar with the Greens' approach to risk, and the panic and fear deliberately induced by threats to the environment, sea level rises, pollution and global warming, Andrew McIntyre writes ... More...

Facts distorted in GM food safety fear

The head of Britain's leading scientific academy has accused the former environment minister Michael Meacher of "severely distorting" the scientific facts and uncertainties surrounding genetically mod... More...

AgResearch seekings costs from MaDGE

AgResearch is seeking costs of $36,000 from the group Mothers Against Genetic Engineering following a high-profile court case.Madge had sought a judicial review into a decision made by the Environ... More...

TV3 appeals Corngate costs decision

TV3 is to appeal against a finding by the Broadcastings Standards Authority that it breached standards of balance, accuracy and fairness in the so-called Corngate case.The Prime Minister, Helen Cl... More...

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