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1. Blair betting UK coffers on environment policy
2. UK Minister seeks to calm GM fears
3. Policymakers accept climate change threat, scientist says
4. Heated debate expected at biosafety conference
5. Reef doomed by 2050, report says
6. GE Free NZ distorts facts, LSN says
7. Understanding pharmaceutical crops


Blair betting UK coffers on environment policy
The British government-a firm believer in global warming despite the chilliest winter in recent memory-is about to wager a good portion of the Exchequer in support of its "true green" belief, Denis T....
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UK Minister seeks to calm GM fears
The UK environment minister, Elliot Morley, has sought to calm fears the government will shortly give the go-ahead to genetically modified crops. Mr Morley said there were still several issues to ...
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Policymakers accept climate change threat, scientist says
Most US policymakers do accept that climate change is a significant threat, a leading British scientist believes. Professor John Schellnhuber, of the University of East Anglia, said he thought abo...
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Heated debate expected at biosafety conference
An international conference on regulating genetically-modified food has opened in Kuala Lumpur with heated debate over science that some call monstrous and others promote as an answer to world hunger....
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Reef doomed by 2050, report says
The brightly-coloured corals that make Australia's Great Barrier Reef will be largely dead by 2050 because of rising sea temperatures, according to a new report. Instead of the rich environment de...
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GE Free NZ distorts facts, LSN says
"Where are the facts to justify the statement that pigs containing pharmaceutical proteins have entered the food chain in Canada?," Chairman of the Life Sciences Network Dr William Rolleston said toda...
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Understanding pharmaceutical crops
Imagine hepatitis vaccines produced in corn, rabies vaccine in alfalfa, and anti-cancer drugs in potatoes. What seemed like science fiction not long ago is now science reality. Genetically enginee...
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