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1. NZ health experts keep eye on bird flu risks
2. German organics industry ailing
3. EU adopts biotech product codes
4. NZ possum control attracts global interest
5. Biotech rice could be American first
6. UK pledges cash for science
7. Is Autism increasing, and what might be the cause?

NZ health experts keep eye on bird flu risks
New Zealand's Health Ministry is keeping a close eye on the outbreak of bird flu in Asia, which could signal the next "catastrophic" worldwide pandemic. Indonesia was confirmed yesterday as the se...
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German organics industry ailing
Whether its butchers, bakers or cattle breeders, the producers of natural and health foods are, according to this story, unanimous at Berlin's annual farm fair: the organic farming industry in Germany...
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EU adopts biotech product codes
Bioengineered food and feed sold in the European Union will have to be labelled with a unique identifier code beginning in April. A European Commission regulation adopted this month and effect...
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NZ possum control attracts global interest
Breakthrough technology developed in New Zealand to control possums is attracting strong interest from overseas markets as a solution to global pest control problems.Auckland Company Feral R & D d...
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Biotech rice could be American first
A Sacramento biotechnology company is pushing the $500 million California rice industry to a new frontier with a proposal to grow commercial rice engineered to make drug compounds. The controv...
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UK pledges cash for science
A long-term plan for science funding will be a key component of Britain's spending review for 2004, Chancellor Gordon Brown told a meeting in London on Monday (January 26).Brown said the governmen...
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Is Autism increasing, and what might be the cause?
No one disputes it. Cases of autism, the baffling and often devastating neurological disorder that strikes in early childhood, are rising sharply.In California alone, the number of children receiv...
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