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GM Discussion : September 29, 2003

1. Biosafety Protocol could stifle trade
2. Mis-using the precautionary principle
3. Reaching a sensible conclusion on liability
4. Biotenz News Update - 26 September 2003
5. Vero confirms GM exclusion

1. Biosafety Protocol could stifle trade A new international protocol to protect biological diversity from genetically modified organisms such as seeds, fish, trees and animals, could become a barrier to trade according to one analyst.Th... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4859

2. Mis-using the precautionary principle Relying on the precautionary principle can lead to technological stagnation, barriers to trade and loss of human lives. This is the conclusion of Hans Labohm, who examines the consequences of over-usi... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4857

3. Reaching a sensible conclusion on liability At a time when the subject of liability for possible adverse events caused by GMOs is again making headlines, readers will find the paper by Drew L. Kershen, Earl Sneed Centennial Professor of Law fro... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4855

4. Biotenz News Update - 26 September 2003 The latest issue of Biotenz News Update has been posted to the Biotenz website Index:Biotech Community Honours SuccessConference SpeakersPlants Mine Gold From SoilRemindersPureNZ to F... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4853

5. Vero confirms GM exclusion Vero Insurance confirms it has made the decision to exclude claims fordamage arising from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) from FarmLiability Policies.This change only impacts liability p... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4852

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