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GM Discussion: September 17, 2003

1. Brain research centre announced
2. Scientists demand end to wilful damage
3. Greens call for stricter labelling
4. Organic group calls for moratorium extension
5. GM cotton use growing
6. PSRG calls for moratorium to be reinstated
7. Trade unaffected by co-existence, Minister says
8. GM cows research targets rare Lysosomal disease
9. Libertarianz take on the GE-free mob

Brain research centre announced

Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen is donating $US100 million ($NZ172.6 million) to establish a new brain research centre, he announced Tuesday. The first project for the nonprofit Allen Institu...

Scientists demand end to wilful damage

Around 1500 French scientists, including two Nobel prize-winners, have signed a petition demanding an end to the wilful destruction of genetically modified (GMO) crop trials, organisers said on Tuesda...

Greens call for stricter labelling

Green MP Sue Kedgley has taken the Food Safety Authority to task for going too slow on a fast food, takeaway and restaurant GE labelling regime despite the urging of the Royal Commission that it be gi...

Organic group calls for moratorium extension

There was not a tractor in sight, but there were plenty of masked beekeepers when the organic sector took their protest against genetic modification to Parliament. About 150 organic farmers, garde...

GM cotton use growing

Genetically engineered (GE) varieties of cotton are being used by increasingly larger number of textile companies worldwide and accounted for 34 percent of world cotton exports in 2002-03, an internat...

PSRG calls for moratorium to be reinstated

PSRG has called for the reinstatement of the moratorium on the release of genetically engineered organisms (GEOs) into the NZ environment.Letters addressed to the Prime Minister and all Members of...

Trade unaffected by co-existence, Minister says

International experience has shown co-existence between organic and genetically modified crops is possible, Environment Minister the Hon Marian Hobbs told Parliament yesterday.Argentina is the wor...

GM cows research targets rare Lysosomal disease

AgResearch's transgenic cows research programme is scheduled to start work soon to produce a therapeutic protein to treat the rare lysosomal storage disease Pompe disease. Some issues, including owne...

Libertarianz take on the GE-free mob

Opposing the Luddite mob outside Parliament - a mob who were bewailing the long-overdue lifting of the GE Moratorium - was a group of freedom fighters including Libertarianz spokesman Stephen Berry. "...

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