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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 26/2

Daily Highlights
1. Small technology attracts big interest
2. Rival firms flock to China seeking import approvals
3. EU President ponders GM request
4. Enhanced animal feed good for the environment
5. EC backs German crop laws
6. Monsanto asks for rule change over biotech wheat
7. Switch to A2 milk, scientist says
8. South Aucklanders urged to attend bioethics meeting

Small technology attracts big interest
The tiny world of nanotechnology is attracting big interest from New Zealand investors. Time is running out for the public to secure a stake in the Christchurch part of what is being touted as t...

Rival firms flock to China seeking import approvals
China is pondering applications to import genetically modified organisms (GMO) from four other foreign companies after Monsanto won approval for five of its transgenic crops, the Agriculture Ministry ...

EU President ponders GM request
EU president Ireland has not yet decided whether to ask the bloc's farm ministers to consider authorising a genetically modified (GMO) type of canned maize, a move that might see the EU lift its five-...

Enhanced animal feed good for the environment
More efficient use of animal feed will greatly reduce animal pollution. Plant biotechnology is already making animal feed safer for a wide variety of livestock and holds even more promise for cre...

EC backs German crop laws
The European Commission was cited as giving the green light on Tuesday to Germany's plans to regulate growing of genetically modified (GMO) crops, which make a biotech farmer financially liable if his...

Monsanto asks for rule change over biotech wheat
The chemicals company Monsanto has applied to Australia's food safety agency to change regulations to allow the import of food products containing genetically modified wheat. GM wheat has not y...

Switch to A2 milk, scientist says
A leading New Zealand agricultural scientist is urging the dairy industry to produce solely A2 milk. Keith Woodford, Lincoln University professor of farm management and agribusiness, said yesterda...

South Aucklanders urged to attend bioethics meeting
Sir Paul Reeves is urging South Auckland people have their say about the use of human genes in other organisms at a hui on Saturday.The hui will specifically canvass Maori views on biotechnology, ...

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