Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


GM Discussion : November 13, 2003

GM Discussion : November 13, 2003

1. Expert speaks to MPs considering HART Bill
2. NZ Herald opinion draws response
3. Ombudsman upholds food regs ruling
4. Vatican concludes GM conference
5. Longevity linked to cholesterol gene

Expert speaks to MPs considering HART Bill
A senior biologist says Parliament could be held hostage to irrational people if it was given the power to decide what sort of cloning experiments should go ahead. Professor David Green told MPs c...

NZ Herald opinion draws response
An opinion piece published earlier this week on the effect of lifting the GM moratorium on New Zealand’s image by Herald columnist Barbara Sumner Burstyn has drawn responses from a number of informed ...

Ombudsman upholds food regs ruling
A trans-Tasman body responsible for food regulations has thrown a secrecy order over its decisions after blocking attempts to get papers on food labelling made public. Health Minister Annette King...

Vatican concludes GM conference
The Vatican concluded a two-day conference on genetically modified organisms Tuesday with a discussion of the moral implications of tinkering with creation by splicing genes to make new plants and ani...

Longevity linked to cholesterol gene
Some humans live to an exceptionally old age partly because of a variation of a gene that decelerates the creation of so-called bad cholesterol, according to a study. Researchers at Harvard Univer...

From the LSN news team

Francis Wevers - Executive Director
Christine Ross - Communications Assistant, Wellington

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Fletcher Building: Norris Steps Down As Chair After New $486M Loss Provision

Ralph Norris will step down as chairman of Fletcher Building after the company took a further $486 million provision for project losses at its Building + Interiors unit and said 14 of the unit's 73 projects, worth $2.3 billion, are loss-making or 'on watch'. More>>


WWF: Concerns With Suggestion To “Scrap” Fishing Monitoring

“Our Pacific neighbours, like Fiji and the Solomon Islands, are making this work with far less economic resources than New Zealand. There’s no reason the government can’t get this done by October.” More>>


Greenpeace: Genesis’ Plan To Keep Coal Burning Until 2030 Stuns

Genesis Energy had previously promised to turn off its coal-fired units this year, however after a series of closed-door meetings with power companies including Meridian Energy, the deadline was extended. More>>


PM's Science Prizes: The Science That Saved Kiwifruit

Plant & Food Research is proud to be the recipient of this year’s Prime Minister’s Science Prize for its rapid response to the vine-killing kiwifruit disease Psa. More>>


NZ Government: Fund Encourages Lower-Emissions Technology

Businesses are being encouraged to adopt innovative technology that cuts greenhouse gas emissions in a funding round announced by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods today. More>>