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GM Discussion : September 2, 2003

GM Discussion : September 2, 2003

1. BioLines 43 Posted
2. OGTR invites submissions on GM cotton
3. PM labels 'corngate' inquiry a circus
4. Greens won't be diverted
5. Own stem cell patients avoid heart transplants
6. ERMA's job a fine balance
7. Dunne says Clark right to bag Greens
8. Committee recommends no major changes to NOOM Bill
9. Greens burning political bridges

1. BioLines 43 Posted - AfricaBio's monthly digest of the latest biotech information important to Africa, BioLines, has been posted on the AfricaBio website.Included in the contents of the September 2003 edition, Vol 43,... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4646

2. 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 plans for the limited and controlled release of GM cottons.The Regulato... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4645

3. PM labels 'corngate' inquiry a circus - Prime Minister Helen Clark today described the Corngate inquiry as a "circus" and defended her decision not appear before it saying she could shed little light on the controversy. Helen Clark said... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4644

4. Greens won't be diverted - The Green Party will not be diverted from the real issues facing the country over the Government's proposals to end the GE moratorium, the Green Co-Leaders said today."We are playing the issue, no... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4642

5. Own stem cell patients avoid heart transplants - Four out of a group of five seriously sick Brazilian heart-failure patients no longer needed a heart transplant after being treated with their own stem cells, the doctor in charge of the research said... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4641

6. ERMA's job a fine balance - New Zealand's Environmental Risk Management Agency (ERMA) has taken on board the recommendations of a recent review, and is preparing not only for the new GM legislation, but also for two new laws on ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4639

7. Dunne says Clark right to bag Greens - The Prime Minister is entirely right to point out that the Green Party is inherently incapable of working in an MMP political environment, according to United Future leader, Peter Dunne, today."MM... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4638

8. Committee recommends no major changes to NOOM Bill - Part of the framework that will allow the commercial release of genetically modified organisms was reported to Parliament yesterday. The New Organisms and Other Matters Bill, reported back from th... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4636

9. Greens burning political bridges - Under mounting pressure from the "Corngate" inquiry, the Prime Minister rounded on Greens co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons yesterday, accusing her of plotting with the National Party, the NZ Herald says.... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4635


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