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GE onions attract record submissions

GE onions attract record submissions

More than 1900 people and organisations have made submissions on plans by crown science company Crop and Food Research to field test genetically engineered onions. The previous record number of su... More...

Advantages of bioengineering

Bioengineering provides distinct advantages over traditional breeding technologies because the risk of introducing detrimental traits is likely to be reduced, Deputy United States Food and Drug Admini... More...

GM crops could be new 'Green Fuel'

Biotechnology firms are pressing to be allowed to grow GM crops across more than a million acres of Britain to provide "green'' fuel for cars, The Independent on Sunday reports.GM wheat, sugar bee... More...

Stroke gene found

Researches in Iceland have identified a gene associated with an increased risk of stroke. Those with the stroke-susceptibility gene are three to five times more likely to have an ischaemic stroke, say... More...

Preserving endangered species possible with GM

A new technique that speeds up the production of genetically modified fish could help to preserve endangered species such as Atlantic salmon and Gila trout.So far the trick has been used to nurtur... More...

Cloning development to aid drug discovery

The recent announcement of the first successful production of cloned rats will assist in the development of drugs for diseases such as hypertension, obesity and diabetes, researchers say. The disc... More...

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Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


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