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GM Discussion : October 23, 2003

GM Discussion : October 23, 2003

1. NZ First misses the point
2. NZ First Bill aims to extend moratorium on food
3. GM precautions in place, NZ Royal Society says
4. British PM says GM approval would be science based
5. Scientists to decode Beetle genome
6. Greens co-leader accepts anti GE petition
7. Sconz says ABARE report ignores consumers

NZ First misses the point
Parliament has already said it doesn’t want to reinstate the moratorium on applications to release GM which expires next week, so why does New Zealand First MP Brian Donnelly think its going to adopt ...

NZ First Bill aims to extend moratorium on food
New Zealand First MP Hon Brian Donnelly is putting forward a Private Members Bill for the next ballot extending the GE moratorium on foodstuffs for another two years.The Bill calls for a restricti...

GM precautions in place, NZ Royal Society says
Two years ago, the Royal Society of New Zealand, this country's science and technology society, took a long hard look at the science and social science of Genetic Modification. The results of what the...

British PM says GM approval would be science based
The British Government is only interested in “doing the right thing” over genetically modified food and will not be swayed by prejudice, Prime Minister Tony Blair has said.Any decision to give the...

Scientists to decode Beetle genome
The red flour beetle, a simple grain pest, is to have its genetic make-up decoded by scientists in the US. The multi-million-dollar project will be using the spare capacity of gene-reading machine...

Greens co-leader accepts anti GE petition
Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today she was heartened by continued expressions of opposition to GE release being brought right into the heart of Parliament.Today, Ms Fitzsimons accepted...

Sconz says ABARE report ignores consumers
A report projecting huge economic losses for Australia and New Zealand if GM crops are not adopted leaves out of its modelling the widespread consumer rejection of GM food, said Sustainability Council...

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