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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 28/1

Daily Highlights

1. Monsanto confident biotech wheat will be approved
2. Rubicon looks to improve returns
3. FDA issues new rules on animal products
4. Researchers say law could stifle progress
5. Bioethics survey reveals strong feelings from public
6. NZ author challenges green ideology

Monsanto confident biotech wheat will be approved
Monsanto is confident its genetically modified wheat seed should soon receive its first regulatory approvals from the United States' Government, and that will help it promote the biotech crop to regul...

Rubicon looks to improve returns
A piece of four by two pine waved around at the annual meeting of forestry and biotechnology company Rubicon may hold the key to dramatically improving forestry returns, Pam Graham writes in the NZ He...

FDA issues new rules on animal products
The Food and Drug Administration imposed new rules yesterday to prevent the spread of mad cow disease, including a ban on feeding cow blood and chicken wastes to cattle. The agency also banned using d...

Researchers say law could stifle progress
Medical research in the United Kingdom could be seriously harmed by draft legislation governing the use of human tissues unless key changes are made, the Medical Research Council (MRC) and others have...

Bioethics survey reveals strong feelings from public
The first public survey by the Government's new Bioethics Council has found overwhelming opposition to the idea of putting human genes into other organisms. The suggestion was described as "repuls...

NZ author challenges green ideology
Is our ecology in crisis? Are we poisoning ourselves with GM foods? Is it better to go organic? Are we drowning the globe in toxic chemicals? Will global warming destroy life on Earth? What, rea...

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