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Consumer attitudes to GM changing, survey finds

Consumer attitudes to GM changing, survey finds

Public support for genetic modification in medicine has risen significantly over the past two years, an AgResearch survey has found.Speaking at the Impacts of Emerging Biotechnologies Symposium, A... More...

MaDGE members strip in Parliament

Purple-bra-wearing anti-GE protesters disrupted Parliament this afternoon after they stripped off their tops in front of MPs.About a dozen women from the Mothers Against Genetic Engineering pressu... More...

Society held back by technophobes

The healthy development of human society is being held back by technophobes and technophiles according to Baroness Susan Greenfield, speaking this morning at the Australian Science Olympiads Media Bre... More...

Genetic test expected to generate revenue soon

Genomics and genetics researcher Genetic Technologies Ltd (GTG) has announced that it expects to record its first revenues from a new genetic test for superior athletic performance in the coming month... More...

Scientist defends GM possum control

Work by New Zealand scientists on genetically engineering (GE) a tiny worm to sterilise pest possums has raised questions over whether it poses a risk to the species in its native habitat across the T... More...

Court finds no grounds for Italian GM crop ban

The European Court of Justice said yesterday it could not support an Italian decree to temporarily ban a GM maize variety used in animal feed from their territory on the suspicion that it was not subs... More...

Scientist says embracing GM to benefit Ghana

As the transatlantic dispute over the acceptability of Genetically Modified (GM) organisms and foods to reduce poverty and hunger in the world hots up, Ghana is torn between siding with the United Sta... More...

GM bacteria may offer HIV protection

New research involving a genetically engineered bacteria has raised hope of protecting women against HIV infection. Researchers from Stanford University in the United States say laboratory tests s... More...

NOOM Bill returns to Parliament today

The New Organisms and Other Matters Bill will undergo its second reading debate in Parliament today, as the third item on the day’s agenda.Following the debate Parliament will sit as the committee... More...

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