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GM trial in buffer zone inquiry to proceed

GM trial in buffer zone inquiry to proceed

The GM Advisory Council has told the New South Wales Government plants found in a buffer zone of a trial of genetically modified canola are almost certainly non-GM.The council inspected the Bayer ... More...

Quarantine upgrade for Queensland

Insect quarantine facilities at the State Government's Alan Fletcher Research Station are now among the best in the world after the completion of a $600,000 upgrade, Natural Resources Minister Stephen... More...

HortResearch investment supports strategy

To support its expanding research into flavour and functional foods HortResearch will purchase two gas chromatography mass spectrometry(GC-MS) machines costing just over $1 million in total. The Hor... More...

Biolines 47 now available

AfricaBio's monthly digest of the latest biotech information important to Africa, BioLines, is now available. ... More...

Research into vaccine producing cows

Research to help defend against diseases that could be spread by bioterrorists is, according to this story, being carried out in the pastures of northwest Iowa. The story says that calves have bee... More...

Should we improve our genome?

Now that we have decoded the human genome why don't we improve it?, Nicholas Wade asks.The question is at present theoretical but could well emerge as the hardest of all bioethical issues. Biologi... 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>>


Half A Billion Accounts: 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>>

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>>


Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>



Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>


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