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GM Discussion : August 28, 2003

GM Discussion : August 28, 2003


1. Media coverage of "Corngate" - Russell Brown
2. Gene link found in type 2 diabetes
3. Caution urged over GM virus
4. Hobbs defends "Corngate" role
5. Winston says keep moratorium on foodstuffs
6. SA signs Cartagena Protocol
7. Why the moratorium must end
8. GM-free label a matter of perception

Media coverage of "Corngate" - Russell Brown

Media coverage of the Corngate select committee inquiry continues to fascinate - and to offer the Opposition a priceless platform from which to embarrass the government, Russell Brown writes today in ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4609

Gene link found in type 2 diabetes

An Australian biotechnology company has made a new discovery that may lead to early diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, also known as adult onset diabetes.AGT Biosciences Limited has found that some peo... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4608

Caution urged over GM virus

New Scientist today reported Spanish scientists were working on a genetically modified organism (GMO) to protect rabbit populations from myxomatosis and calicivirus. There was no guarantee the org... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4607

Hobbs defends "Corngate" role

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs has told an inquiry into the Corngate affair that she did not break the law during the scare over GM-contaminated corn nearly three years ago, and there was no coveru... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4606

Winston says keep moratorium on foodstuffs

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has announced that his party has not been convinced that the GE moratorium should be lifted on foodstuffs.Mr Peters pointed out that New Zealand First votes... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4605

SA signs Cartagena Protocol

South Africa has acceded to the Cartagena Protocol, intended to ensure the safe international trade in modified foods, animal feed and seeds. It centres on a procedure called "advance informed con... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4603

Why the moratorium must end

There is a common perception that when the moratorium on the release of genetically modified organisms expires on October 29, there will be a plethora of applications seeking the release of GM crops, ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4601

GM-free label a matter of perception

New Zealand's two big supermarket chains want to take genetically modified foods out of their in-house brands - but say they cannot do it yet. Foodstuffs and Progressive Enterprises decided to pha... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4599

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