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1. Wildlife poisoning essential, researchers say
2. Protecting waterways major challenge
3. Understanding the environment & diversity
4. US lashes out on Kyoto
5. TB pill may help conquer fear
6. OGTR issues licence for GM cotton
7. Expert says GM will gain wider acceptance
8. Opinions sought on fortifying foods
9. Lost forest fuels malaria
10. Researchers call for National Maori body
11. Aquaculture moratorium extended
12. Protemix appoints new Chairman

Wildlife poisoning essential, researchers say
The benefits of using poisons to control wildlife was a major discussion point on the first day of the international wildlife management congress in Christchurch yesterday.More than 900 researcher...
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Protecting waterways major challenge
Protecting waterways from phosphorus run off from farmland is one of the major challenges facing the agricultural industry.Leo Condron, speaking today at the Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre co...
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Understanding the environment & diversity
Since The Institute for Genomic Research first decoded the complete genetic material of a free-living organism (Haemophilus influenzae) in 1995, we have seen an explosion in the number of completed ge...
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US lashes out on Kyoto
The United States has denounced a UN-sponsored global warming treaty as a "straitjacket", but officials meeting in Italy to hammer out its details said they were hopeful another key holdout, Russia, w...
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TB pill may help conquer fear
A pill that helps conquer fear could soon be a reality, it was revealed today. Researchers in the US have found that a drug normally used to treat tuberculosis can be used to combat phobias. A...
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OGTR issues licence for GM cotton
The Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator) has made a decision to issue a licence in respect of application DIR 040/2003 from Dow AgroSciences Australia Pty Ltd.The application requests approva...
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Expert says GM will gain wider acceptance
Hi-Tech, genetically modified food will eventually win out over the traditional, including organic foods, claims Sean Rickard. This growth will be driven by consumers’ desires for new food experience...
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Opinions sought on fortifying foods
Consumers and interested parties are today being urged by the Food SafetyAuthority of Ireland (FSAI) to submit their views on the voluntary addition of vitamins, minerals and certain other substance...
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Lost forest fuels malaria
Destruction of the Amazon rainforest is opening the door to malaria-bearing mosquitoes, researchers are warning. They hope to highlight how environmental damage is fuelling human disease.The team ...
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Researchers call for National Maori body
New Zealand needs a national body to coordinate Maori health research according to the inaugural Clinical Researchers meeting held in Auckland last month.Louisa Wall, Manager Maori Health Research...
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Aquaculture moratorium extended
Minister of Fisheries Pete Hodgson has confirmed the need for an extension of the current moratorium on processing new marine farm resource consent applications.The 28-month moratorium, designed t...
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Protemix appoints new Chairman
Professor Keith Mansford has been appointed chairman of Protemix Corporation, one of New Zealand's leading biopharmaceutical companies.In announcing the appointment, Professor Garth Cooper, Protem...
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