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EU agency rules biotech rapeseed safe US President backs peer review, the scientific gold standard Spanish ocean power plant a world first Biotech food - let the customers decide The threatened trade in human ova MoRST flies technology flag in Europe

EU agency rules biotech rapeseed safe A type of genetically modified rapeseed made by U.S. biotech giant Monsanto is safe for human and animal consumption, the EU's food safety agency said on Monday in its second such assessment of biotec... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6526

US President backs peer review, the scientific gold standard A whole posse of Nobel Prize laureates and National Science Medal winners has accused the Bush White House of politicizing science, Denis T. Avery writes.That's odd, since President Bush is propos... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6523

Spanish ocean power plant a world first The stormy, ship-wrecking seas of the Bay of Biscay are poised to take on a more constructive role as the site of the world's first wave-driven power station on a commercial scale. Wave power firm... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6521

Biotech food - let the customers decide If you really want to understand whether European shoppers will buy genetically modified foods given the opportunity, ignore the agents provocateurs, the media and the panicked reactions of the big su... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6532

The threatened trade in human ova It is well known that there is a shortage of human ova for in vitro fertilization (IVF) purposes, but little attention has been paid to the way in which the demand for ova in stem-cell technologies is... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6525

MoRST flies technology flag in Europe New Zealand science, research and technology links with the European Community will be enhanced by the arrival of a dedicated Science and Technology Counsellor in Brussels next month.Melae Langbei... More... http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6535

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