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Agriculture and Food Digest Cogitations: Agriculture and Food 17 February 2004 Guest Editorial - Agriculture and Food 17 February 2004 EU biotech efforts to yield little EU races to thwart influx of GM food from east Bird culling must continue, WHO says Asian bird flu woes worsen Panel advises more testing for mad cow Ecologist sees troubling trends in agriculture Final Report from FAO on GM animals available Dispute over rival products to cut nitrates

Cogitations: Agriculture and Food 17 February 2004 This week, while Europe inches closer to sticking its toe in the troubled political waters of approving the release of GM organisms the Asians seem to face the prospect of months, some say maybe years... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6268

Guest Editorial - Agriculture and Food 17 February 2004 Bio-pharm crops: Proceed with cautionIn my home state of Colorado, the ongoing battles over agricultural biotechnology seemed to be calming down about a year ago. Attempts to require labeling of g... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6269

EU biotech efforts to yield little Europe is inching ever closer to lifting the 5-year-old de facto ban on the approval of new genetically modified agricultural products. However, a recent Belgian decision underscores how far Europe st... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6265

EU races to thwart influx of GM food from east The EU is, according to this story from the Guardian, racing against time to stop genetically modified foodstuffs entering western Europe from the east after the community's enlargement on May 1. ... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6266

Bird culling must continue, WHO says It could be months, even years, before Asia is given the all-clear on bird flu, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said today. Twenty people have died and millions of chickens and ducks across As... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6227

Asian bird flu woes worsen Thailand's hopes of following Japan in declaring a swift end to its huge bird flu crisis have been dashed after the virus which has killed 20 Asians reappeared in eight areas where it had been thought... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6254

Panel advises more testing for mad cow Joining a growing chorus, federal advisers on Friday urged the government to increase testing for mad cow disease greatly to better gauge if the United States has a problem, and if so, how widespread ... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6218

Ecologist sees troubling trends in agriculture If today's global statistics of more than 3 billion malnourished people are worrisome, try projecting 50 years into the future, when Earth's population could exceed 12 billion and there could be even ... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6215

Final Report from FAO on GM animals available A joint Food and Agriculture Organisation/World Health Organisation Expert Consultation on the Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Genetically Modified Animals, including fish, was held at the hea... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6226

Dispute over rival products to cut nitrates A row is brewing over a radical new product aimed at cutting the pollution of ground water by cows' urine. Vast amounts of ammonia are excreted by dairy cows every day and rapidly convert into nit... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6248

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