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Fonterra to research GM dairy products

Fonterra to research GM dairy products

Blueberry-flavoured cheese anyone? How about watercress milk? New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has been given the go-ahead to research dairy products genetically modified with fruit enzymes to see... More...

First GM field trials may include willow fuel plan

A plan to use genetically modified willow to make ethanol will be among the first GM projects submitted for approval after the Government’s moratorium on field trials was lifted this week, Jon Morgan ... More...

Greens plan GE election battle

The Greens are vowing to again make genetic engineering an election issue in 2005 but have abandoned hopes of forcing Labour to re-impose a moratorium. As the moratorium on applications for the re... More...

Vow to pursue Waitangi GM claim

Maori opposed to the lifting of the moratorium on field trials of genetically modified organisms (GMO) intend to keep fighting. The Waitangi Tribunal this week turned down a request for an urgent ... More...

Public hearing on GM onions next week

The Environmental Risk Management Authority is holding a public hearing into Crop and Food Research's application to field test GM onions in containment at Lincoln, Canterbury.The hearing will be ... More...

Swiss GM wheat trial approved

Scientists have received permission from the government to begin an outdoor trial of genetically modified (GM) wheat.The environment agency green light allows the Federal Institute of Technology i... More...

GM cotton yields eight times greater

Trials of genetically modified (GM) cotton crops in a remote Western Australia region are producing yields eight times that of conventional cotton, government researchers said yesterday. The g... More...

Canada passes stem cell Bill

After 10 years of gestation, the Canadian House of Commons has passed legislation that bans somatic cell nuclear transfer to create new stem cell lines but that allows researchers to derive stem cells... More...

Singapore announces new cloning Bill

Singapore has announced it will allow what many regard as a limited form of human cloning, defying protests from a bloc of more than 50 countries that includes the United States. While the health ... More...

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