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Biotech giants apply to grow commercial size trial

Biotech giants apply to grow commercial size trial

Farm science majors Monsanto Co and Bayer CropScience aim to accelerate the introduction of genetically modified canola crops to Australia by seeking permission to grow a trial crop big enough for com... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5300

EU postpones biotech vote

The European Union postponed a decision today that could mark the end of a five-year ban on new biotech products. Spokeswoman Beate Gminder said in Brussels a panel of national experts needed more ti... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5302

Study raises doubt about allergy to GM corn

Remember StarLink corn? Three years ago this genetically engineered corn was found in taco shells and other foods, even though it had not been approved for human consumption, writes Andrew Pollack in ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5298

More clone data needed

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is promising to come up with more studies on the safety of food products derived from cloned animals after half the members of a key advisory committee said l... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5299

Bone marrow stem cells may repair heart

Damage caused by heart attacks has been repaired using cells taken from patients' own bone marrow, it was revealed today. Doctors believe the technique could lead to revolutionary new treatment fo... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5303

Farmers urged to air views on GM

South-east South Australian farmers are being urged to make their views known on proposed legislation to regulate the growing of genetically engineered crops.Primary Industries Department strategi... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5304

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I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>

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Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

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Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

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Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

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Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

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Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

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