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GM Discussion : October 10, 2003

GM Discussion : October 10, 2003

1. Provoking public debate
2. Bee research links genes with behaviour
3. United Future convinced moratorium should end
4. Stem cell treatment relieves angina in trial
5. Kenya sets date to table GM food Bill
6. Indian study finds Bt cotton benefits
7. NOOM Bill enters final stages
8. Libertarianz support right to choose
9. Anti-GM campaigners working frantically

Provoking public debate
MAdGE’s billboards continue to stir passions. Food Technology in New Zealand has interviewed Alannah Currie about the campaign which MAdGE says is designed to provoke public debate about the social an...

Bee research links genes with behaviour
A honeybee turns on and off 40 percent of her genes as she matures from being a "nurse" to a forager in her short, busy life, US researchers said on Thursday. The findings suggest that genes and b...

United Future convinced moratorium should end
GMOs are a reality and it's time the focus shifted from "pseudo-moratoriums" to preparing regulations and managing the risks, United Future environment spokesman Larry Baldock said today.Speaking ...

Stem cell treatment relieves angina in trial
A Melbourne scientist has released the results of a medical trial showing a new stem cell treatment helps relieve angina symptoms.The trial of five patients who suffered heart attacks and angina s...

Kenya sets date to table GM food Bill
A Bill to regulate the use of genetically modified foods will be tabled in the Kenyan Parliament early next year. The Bio Safety Bill is being reviewed at the Attorney General's chambers befor...

Indian study finds Bt cotton benefits
A study conducted by the University of Agriculture in Dharwad has revealed that the cultivation of Bt cotton results in reduction of pesticides. The study concluded that more Bollworm damage was r...

NOOM Bill enters final stages
The New Organisms and Other Matters Bill, which will incorporate recommendations from the Royal Commission on GM to allow for commercial release of GMOs, is expected to pass its final stages in Parlia...

Libertarianz support right to choose
Libertarianz Deputy Leader Stephen Berry is eagerly anticipating 'The Big March' on October Saturday 11, which will call for an extension of the GE moratorium."As the sole defenders of individual ...

Anti-GM campaigners working frantically
Anti-GM organisers are working frantically to create a groundswell of support in the lead-up to the end of the moratorium writes Anne Beston in the NZHerald. They are hoping protest marches being ...

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