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GM ban could cost region $2.8b


GM ban could cost region $2.8b

The New Zealand and Australian economies could lose $2.8 billion a year if they do not adopt genetically modified crops, a report says. The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Economic Resources... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5067

Ag biotech - large global benefits says ABARE

‘Worldwide adoption of biotechnology in crop production has the potential to generate substantial gains in global welfare’, Dr Brian Fisher, Executive Director of ABARE, said today when releasing the ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5058

BERL agrees with new economic study on GE

Newstalk ZB says the New Zealand economic research company which produced a major study for the Treasury agrees with an Australian study claiming Australasia could be economically devastated if GM is ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5059

Feds say benefits of biotech clear

Reports of the global benefits to be gained by the worldwide adoption of biotechnology offer no surprises, Hugh Ritchie, National Board Member and GM Spokesman for Federated Farmers of New Zealand say... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5063

Swiss to vote on GM moratorium

Authorities were cited as saying Tuesday that Swiss voters will decide if there should be a moratorium on the use of genetically-modified crops after environmental and consumer groups successfully cam... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5070

Making Canadian biotech transparent

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada are conducting a pilot project to post information on the Internet about the safety assessments of biotechnology-derived crops, livestock f... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5071

FDA to rule on food from cloned cattle

Across the United States, companies have, according to this story, cloned at least a hundred prize cattle that are beginning to produce offspring that farmers hope will generate the meat and milk of t... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5060

Chinese visit to study NZ's advanced technology

Several of the half-dozen formal agreements set to be signed between China and New Zealand this weekend will focus on apparently mundane issues of quality assurance and certification. While Chi... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5069

Saving the world with frankenfood

So it is just as feared: genetically modified crops harm wildlife, Jonathan Rauch writes."Proven: the environmental dangers that may halt GM revolution," proclaimed a headline in Britain's Indepen... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5062

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