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GM Discussion : October 16, 2003

GM Discussion : October 16, 2003

1. MP calls for more science in Green's Food Awards
2. Emotion, not science drives Green food awards
3. Govt funding thorough research into GM impacts
4. Proceed with caution
5. Crop & Food well placed to help NZ economy
6. Science holds cure hopes for cystic fibrosis
7. Momentous week for NZ law
8. Research reveals gene link in cancer spread
9. Anti-GM activists promise direct action

MP calls for more science in Green's Food Awards
Kiwi parents and kids have been hoodwinked by the annual Green stunt, the Children's Food Awards, United Future MP and French-trained chef Marc Alexander said today."It's just a pity the Greens di...

Emotion, not science drives Green food awards
The New Zealand Nutrition Foundation is concerned by emotive and sensationalist messages conveyed in the Green Party's Children's Food Awards."The foods are nominated for awards on an emotive basi...

Govt funding thorough research into GM impacts
The Government is now funding over $7 million of research into the impacts of genetically modified organisms and biotechnology, as part of its commitment to implement the recommendations of the Royal ...

Proceed with caution
If the Government and pro-genetic engineering lobby believed they could win majority support for lifting the GE moratorium, they were sadly mistaken, writes The Press from Christchurch in an editorial...

Crop & Food well placed to help NZ economy
Crop & Food Research has reported a net profit of $421,000 for the year ending June 2003. In addition, the company has invested $1.3 million, with shareholder approval, in strategic science initiative...

Science holds cure hopes for cystic fibrosis
Sam Churton will have to have his chest pummelled every morning and every evening for the rest of his life, the Christchurch Press reports. Nine-year-old Sam has cystic fibrosis (CF). He needs phy...

Momentous week for NZ law
Momentous law changes this week have severed New Zealand's links with the Privy Council and opened the door to commercially released genetically modified organisms, the Dominion Post reports. With...

Research reveals gene link in cancer spread
Yale researchers have found genetic mutations that are potential drug targets for metastatic cancer, according to a study published today in Science.In addition to providing a target for a drug th...

Anti-GM activists promise direct action
Greenpeace says the Government has left anti-GM activists with no choice but to take direct action reports NewstalkZB. Parliament passed an act last night which allows it to lift the moratorium on...

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