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ERMA prepared for scrutiny


ERMA prepared for scrutiny

The Environmental Risk Management Authority (Erma) does not expect a flood of applications when the Government lifts a moratorium on commercial release of genetically engineered (GE) organisms at midn...

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GE-Free angry at ERMA

ERMA has deliberately lied to the New Zealand public again. ERMA has, before the end of the moratorium signalled that they are in pre application talks for a conditional release of GEO's. This is a b...

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ERMA assessments will take at least five months

The head of the agency which decides on GM applications claims New Zealand will not be racing into a genetically-modified world when the GE moratorium is lifted at midnight tonight. The Environmen...

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Secluded isles face unknown GE risk

On the eve of the lifting of the GE moratorium, NZ Herald science reporter SIMON COLLINS finds the jury still out on safety. In a remote corner of the Earth's largest ocean, two large islands and ...

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Ear hairs could provide deafness cure

Tiny hair cells in the inner ear have been regrown from embryonic stem cells in a new technique which may one day provide a cure for hearing loss and deafness, researchers say.The findings are rep...

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OGTR approves GM cotton trial

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has made a decision to issue a licence in respect of application DIR 039/2003 from CSIRO, for the limited and controlled release of geneti...

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Progressives fear market impact over GM food

The lifting of the moratorium on the release of GE makes no difference to the ongoing need to proceed with caution, particularly with regard to GE material that may enter the food chain, Progressive P...

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Minister queries GM bread controversy

Japan's reaction against genetically modified material in New Zealand bread could be a trade barrier in disguise, says Science Minister Pete Hodgson. He told science and health journalists at a tr...

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Opening the door to GE

The moratorium on commercial release of genetically modified organisms ends at midnight tonight with the biotechnology industry hailing it a milestone and opponents threatening sabotage. But the G...

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New GM legislation in force as moratorium expires

Amendments strengthening the main legislation covering genetic modification (GM) come into effect tomorrow (Thursday)."This new legislation, with its strict rules governing the release of genetica...

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Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

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