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NZ markets & image safe, Minister says

NZ markets & image safe, Minister says

GE and non-GE crops could be grown in New Zealand without damaging each others potential markets, Environment Minister the Hon Marian Hobbs has said.The Government has argued that case-by-case reg... More...

Geneticists hunt control pattern genes

A major project will attempt to map out just how genes are controlled in the human body, scientists in the UK and Germany have told BBC News Online. The Human Epigenome Project will look for patte... More...

Minister re-confirms support for moratorium end

PQs: Question 9 - Genetically Modified Crops-Canadian Experienceuncorrected transcript-subject to correction and further editing9. SUE KEDGLEY (Green) to the Minister for the Environmen... More...

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Retail: International Websites To Pay GST

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