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Claims of 'contamination' just scare mongering

Claims of 'contamination' just scare mongering

Claims by the organisation Mothers Against Genetic Engineering (MaDGE) that soy milk products have been “contaminated” represent no more than scare mongering of the most outrageous type, says the New ... More...

Baby food re-labelled

An unnamed baby food product was found to contain more than the acceptable level of 1 percent of genetically engineered (GE) material, in a recent audit of over 100 products. The Food Safety Autho... More...

Yeast used to make human proteins

In a move that could make producing drugs almost as easy as brewing beer, US scientists said on Thursday they had figured out how to use yeast to make vital human proteins. The scientists hope the... More...

GM plants to fight allergies

Genetically modified plants could be eaten in future as a way of preventing allergic diseases. Australian researchers have demonstrated the approach works in animals, with mice fed a GM plant protecte... More...

Biotech foods low concern in US

Food experts and opinion surveys say food biotechnology not an issue for United States shoppers.U.S. consumers continue to express little concern about food developed using biotechnology, accordin... More...

Call for boycott on soy products is reprehensible

The Mothers Against GE group has shown itself to be completely careless of the real interests of mothers with its irresponsible and reprehensible call for a boycott on all infant soy products, the Cha... More...

MAdGE calls for soy formula boycott

MAdGE (mothers against genetic engineering in food and environment) are today calling for NZ parents to boycott all infant soy formulas until the Minister of Health and Food Safety discloses which bra... More...

No sign of smoking gun - NZ Herald

Common sense dictates that a party struggling in the polls should present itself, and its policies, in the clearest way possible, the NZ Herald says today in its Editorial column. Confusing signal... More...

Softly, softly but we must move ahead

Writing on the Dialogue Page in the NZ Herald the NZ Minister for the Environment, Marian Hobbs, says "When the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification reported in July 2001, a Herald editorial comme... More...

Biotenz News Update - 28 August 2003

The latest issue of Biotenz News Update has been posted to the Biotenz website.Index:ACRI Appoints New PresidentNo Court for A2 & FonterraWaste Milk Product Now Valuable IngredientFonte... More...

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