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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 5/2

Daily Highlights
1. World over-reacting to BSE, NZ expert says
2. Nano-paint gobbles smog
3. Human clone trial fails, Zavos vows to try again
4. Killing People and Dreams: Beware the Eco-Imperialists
5. UK study finds GM soy prevalent in organic products
6. Belgium's biotech crop ban blamed on politics
7. Virionyx could be poised for breakthrough

World over-reacting to BSE, NZ expert says
The world is over-reacting to the threat of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and more lives would be saved by better management of other deadly foodborne illnesses.That's the opinion of Prof...

Nano-paint gobbles smog
European scientists have devised a paint that soaks up nitrogen oxide gases emitted by vehicle exhausts, a pollution source that can cause smog and respiratory problems. The substance, Ecopaint, w...

Human clone trial fails, Zavos vows to try again
The attempt by US fertility expert Panos Zavos to clone a human has failed. The controversial scientist recently announced he had successfully implanted a cloned human embryo in a woman's womb. ...

Killing People and Dreams: Beware the Eco-Imperialists
International environmentalists finally are being held accountable for the havoc they are wreaking around the world. On January 20, the Congress of Racial Equality - a 62-year-old, New York-based civi...

UK study finds GM soy prevalent in organic products
The Biotechnology Unit at the University of Glamorgan has carried out a pilot study to test for the presence of GM ingredients in soya foods from health food stores and supermarkets. Surprisingly,...

Belgium's biotech crop ban blamed on politics
Genetically modified oilseed rape crops may be barred throughout the EU for many years after Belgium's rejection yesterday of a union-wide application by the German company Bayer CropScience. ...

Virionyx could be poised for breakthrough
A director of promising Aids drug company Virionyx Corporation confirmed yesterday he has filed High Court proceedings against the company. But he says the litigation is a "family tiff" that will ...

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Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


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