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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 30/1

Daily Highlights
1. Bayer notifies import of GM rice to Europe
2. US patent law changes could ease Africa's use of biotech
3. Biotech crops good for SA, study finds
4. Everyday chemicals killing animals, WWF says
5. New form of matter may help improve energy efficiency
6. Brazil agrees to pay Monsanto royalty fees
7. Reverse genetics could speed bird flu vaccine

Bayer notifies import of GM rice to Europe
Bayer CropScience has issued notification of the import of its genetically modified rice (LLRICE 62) for use in food, feed and other industrial purposes in the European Union.LLRICE 62 has been br...

US patent law changes could ease Africa's use of biotech
In their new study, American Patent Policy, Biotechnology, and African Agriculture: The Case for Policy Change, Resources for the Future (RFF) Senior Fellow Michael Taylor and Jerry Cayford document c...

Biotech crops good for SA, study finds
A debate on whether South African small-scale cotton farmers should opt for genetically modified (GM) seeds continues with the release of a study on the subject.Environmental action group Biowatch...

Everyday chemicals killing animals, WWF says
Fumes given off by cancer-causing chemicals used to make non-stick frying pans are killing hundreds of pet birds every year, environmentalists say. The Worldwide Fund for Nature says it is hearing r...

New form of matter may help improve energy efficiency
United States' scientists say they have created a new form of matter and predicted it could help lead to the next generation of superconductors for use in electricity generation, more efficient trains...

Brazil agrees to pay Monsanto royalty fees
The farm sector in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state agreed to pay royalties to biotech seed giant Monsanto Co for the use of its genetically modified soy, the state cooperatives federation and Monsant...

Reverse genetics could speed bird flu vaccine
A prototype vaccine strain of the H5N1 flu virus causing havoc in Asia will probably be ready next week, John Wood of the UK National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) told The Sc...

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