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Too much curry for GE-free protestors

Too much curry for GE-free protestors

Protest activity was muted and an attempt to disrupt the ERMA hearing on an application for a field trial of GM onions failed as a result of prompt action by ERMA staff member Kevin Curry.Part way... More...

Benefits Seen in GM Onion Trial

Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Inc) will this week back an application from a government-owned research company to field test onions genetically modified to tolerate a common herbicide.Hugh Rit... More...

Survey reveals consumer behaviour with GM foods

New research shows that food companies will have to cut their prices if they want to sell genetically modified food in Europe - if consumers bother to read the labels. Professor Bernard Ruffieux, ... More...

Old-school genetics still delivering

With all the debate surrounding the lifting of the GM moratorium, it is easy to forget that New Zealand farmers have modified genetics for more than 50 years, Liam Dann writes in the NZ Herald. Th... More...

Business as usual for NZ seed industry

The New Zealand seed industry is not expecting major changes now the country's two-year moratorium on genetically modified crops has ended, ABC News reports.While the peak farming body in New Zeal... More...

Half-truths and GM

About 500,000 poor Asian children go blind every year because they are short of Vitamin A, Bob Brockie writes in a letter to the Dominion Post.In a recent column I reported that Ingo Potrykus, the... More...

Biotenz News Update - 31 October 2003

The latest issue of Biotenz News Update has been posted to the Biotenz website Index: New Legislation in Place as Moratorium ExpiresVirionyx Drug Sparks US InterestRemindersShift in GM ... More...

Study supports co-existence

The responsibility for keeping organic produce free of transgenic material should not fall on the shoulders of genetically-modified crops producers, according to a new study.The study on co-existe... More...

Japan accepts NZ dough from sandwich maker

Products from Taranaki bakery Yarrows have again been accepted for entry into Japan. More than 90 Subway stores in Japan stopped selling sandwiches last week after it was discovered bread dough, m... More...

Answers lie in GM field trials, NSW Farmers Assn

If large-scale trials for genetically modified (GM) canola go ahead, they would help answer many crucial questions for farmers and the general community about growing and selling GMOs, according to th... More...

Clone products okay to eat

Meat and milk from cloned animals are safe, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded in a preliminary report intended to help determine whether the agency should regulate such products ... More...

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