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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 11/2

Daily Highlights
1. Crop biotechnology could save millions
2. Let them eat precaution
3. Italy moves to reign-in assisted reproduction
4. Drs warn NZ to prepare for bird flu
5. Drug giant renews contract with Auckland University
6. High Court upholds corngate decision

Crop biotechnology could save millions
Today, most people around the world have access to a greater variety of nutritious and affordable foods than ever before, thanks mainly to developments in agricultural science and technology.C. S....

Let them eat precaution
On cue, at last fall's World Trade Organization meeting in Cancun, self anointed "Green" activists showed up to protest the use of gene modification (G.M.) technology in agriculture.Jon Entine wri...

Italy moves to reign-in assisted reproduction
Italy's parliament on Tuesday approved a contentious assisted reproduction law aimed at reining in the unregulated world of fertility medicine, but doctors said it puts mothers and children at risk. ...

Drs warn NZ to prepare for bird flu
Two eminent University of Otago graduates have warned New Zealand must ready itself for the bird flu by stockpiling vaccines for the deadly disease. Robert Webster and Richard Webby - who now he...

Drug giant renews contract with Auckland University
A $4 million research contract has been granted to Auckland University's faculty of medical and health sciences by United States pharmaceutical company Pfizer. The 10-year contract is a renewal of...

High Court upholds corngate decision
Prime Minister Helen Clark has defeated a TV3 High Court appeal against a Broadcasting Standards Authority ruling that the channel's 2002 election "Corngate" special was unfair and biased. In a ...

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