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First Australasian lab given GM testing approval

First Australasian lab given GM testing approval

A Victorian laboratory has become the first Australian lab to receive international accreditation to test for genetically modified food, plant products and animal feeds.Dr Lyn Davies from the Melb... More...

Adding value through genetic testing

Selecting breeding stock for facial eczema tolerance is a permanent and cost-effective way for farmers to manage this insidious disease.Facial eczema is a liver disease caused by a fungal toxin th... More...

Beneficial insects thriving in GM cotton

Initial data from trials conducted by Monsanto Australia, in conjunction with Queensland Department of Primary Industries entomologist Dr David Murray, show that Bollgard II can support more than 300 ... More...

German Govt backs biotechnology

The Bayern Cabinet decided earlier this week to strongly promote federal and private funding for Green Biotech solutions such as allergen-free food and oral vaccines via food products. Environment... More...

OGTR finds no difference in GM canola

Australia's gene technology watchdog has given in-principle support for a new GM canola, ruling that the Monsanto developed variety is as safe as regular canola. The canola, to be marketed as Roun... More...

OGTR invites comment on GM canola

Australia’s Gene Technology Regulator has issued an invitation for public comment on the risk assessment and risk management plan for commercial release of genetically modified canola.The Regulato... More...

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Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

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Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

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