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GM Discussion: October 20, 2003

GM Discussion: October 20, 2003

1. Cystic fibrosis campaigner keeps fighting for GE
2. Winegrowers leave the door open
3. UK study criticised by both sides of GM debate
4. Biotech animal feed makes no difference
5. GE crops could be engineered to not flower - ERMA
6. Hope in early genetic testing
7. Tobacco holds promise for future medicines
8. Gene treatment targets cancer
9. GE-Free NZ pleads for others to fund legal action
10. Biotenz News Update - 17 October 2003

Cystic fibrosis campaigner keeps fighting for GE
Cystic Fibrosis campaigner Nicky Churton has written to local authorities in districts that have declared themselves GE-free or are considering doing so. Mrs Churton is the mother of a child with cyst...
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Winegrowers leave the door open
New Zealand Winegrowers believe the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the food chain at this time could undermine the country’s international position of being clean and green. ...
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See... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5041

UK study criticised by both sides of GM debate
Scientists and environmentalists have criticised a major British study on the environmental impacts of genetically modified (GM) crops. The $17 million, three-year study on 60 sites across Britain...
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See... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5043

Biotech animal feed makes no difference
Studies continue to show that animals fed biotech corn and the meat, milk and eggs from those animals perform to the same level as their non-biotech fed counterparts, according to the National Corn Gr...
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See... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5052

GE crops could be engineered to not flower - ERMA
The Environmental Risk Management Authority has responded to concerns that pollen from GE crops could easily be spread by thermal currents capable of lifting pollen and other small matter to altitudes...
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See... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5050

Hope in early genetic testing
The time is just a few years in the future, NZ Herald science reporter Simon Collins writes. If you are at school now, it might be about the time you and your partner decide to have children. Soon...
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See... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5044

Tobacco holds promise for future medicines
If a University of Central Florida biologist succeeds in his quest to create wonder drugs inside the leaves of plants, tobacco could undergo its most dramatic image change since cigarettes were linked...
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See... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5049

Gene treatment targets cancer
Melbourne's Peter McCallum Cancer Centre hopes to begin human trials on a breakthrough cancer treatment within two years.The world first treatment involves injecting patients with their own blood ...
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See... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5045

GE-Free NZ pleads for others to fund legal action
GE Free NZ in food and environment want concerned groups across New Zealand to consider mounting a legal challenge to the government's lifting of the Moratorium following the publication of new resear...
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See... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5051

Biotenz News Update - 17 October 2003
The latest issue of Biotenz News Update has been posted to the Biotenz website Index:NOOM Bill Passes Third ReadingGrasslanz Launch to Take Plant Technology to the WorldCustomer Focused I...
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See... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5036

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Christine Ross - Communications Assistant, Wellington


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