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BioSciNews : Daily Highlights 4 December 2003

BioSciNews : Daily Highlights - Thursday, 4 December 2003

1. EU moratorium faces vote on Monday
2. US climate expert gives NZ thumbs up
3. EU case studies show biotech could help ag industry
4. Consumers choose GM corn
5. UN issues warning on biodiversity & overfishing
6. Reef protection plan world first
7. First biodegradable gene carrier developed


EU moratorium faces vote on Monday
Members of the European Union on Monday will cast their votes on the future of a de-facto moratorium on importing genetically-modified (GM) crops, an EU official said. The EU's executive Commi...
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US climate expert gives NZ thumbs up
The effects of global warming are irreversible even if the Kyoto protocol is implemented, American climate change expert Henry Jacoby says. "We cannot prevent climate change but we can lower the o...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5519

EU case studies show biotech could help ag industry
The widespread adoption of plant biotechnology in maize, oilseed rape, wheat, rice, tomatoes, potatoes, sugarbeets and stone fruit in Europe would result in significant yield increases, savings for gr...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5516

Consumers choose GM corn
Research conducted by the University of Guelph's Food Safety Network and published in the latest issue of the British Food Journal, reveals consumers preferred genetically engineered (GE) sweet corn o...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5517

UN issues warning on biodiversity & overfishing
UN Agency Issues Warnings On Shrinking Agricultural Biodiversity And Overfishing08:06Despite its crucial importance for the survival of humanity, agricultural biodiversity is in ever-great...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5513

Reef protection plan world first
Australia's Federal Government has unveiled a plan to make the Great Barrier Reef the most protected coral reef system in the world. The blueprint, tabled in parliament, increases fishing and ship...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5520

First biodegradable gene carrier developed
The Nitto Denko Group has developed the world's first biodegradable gene carrier, a polymer material that can be used in cellular experiments and other bio-related areas.The carrier, which can tra...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5525

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