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NZ First amendment retains moratorium on GE food


NZ First amendment retains moratorium on GE food

New Zealand First has today submitted an amendment to the New Organisms and Other Matters Bill which, if passed, will effectively retain the moratorium on release of GE food until 2005."It was New... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4746

We are what we eat

Studies linking how genes and diet interact are helping food companies design products capable of protecting people prone to certain diseases, The Economist said last week.Some people eat three-eg... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4744

GM sugarcane could be future energy source

Queensland researchers are engineering sugarcane with a bacterial gene in the hope it will one day replace petrochemicals in fuels and commercial products.The Cooperative Research Centre for Sugar... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4743

Lung cancer relapse genes identified

The Aichi Cancer Centre in Japan has developed a genetic-based model projecting the relapse of lung cancer, which researchers say is 80 percent to 90 percent accurate.If confirmed, the model would... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4742

Donnelly clarifies extra security request

The chairman of a parliamentary committee in charge of hearings about genetic modification has confirmed that extra security was requested in anticipation of protests. NZ First MP Brian Donnelly s... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4740

DNA uncovers moa mysteries

Some species of moa became extinct a thousand years before Maori arrived in New Zealand, ground-breaking research led by New Zealanders has revealed. The New Zealand research, headed by Auckland s... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4739

Minister questioned over moratorium

PQs: Question 1 - Genetic Modification-Moratorium Expiry(uncorrected transcript-subject to correction and further editing)1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS (Co-Leader-Green) to the Minister for th... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4738

Business as usual for ERMA after 29 October

Basil Walker, chief executive of the Environmental Risk Management Authority (Erma) repeated at a meeting held in Nelson this week that GE applications would be considered on their merits, taking a "w... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4736

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