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Minister announces changes to science funding Bio Commerce Centre site announced Saving the Enderby Island cattle Open letter to Premier of Victoria GM wheat trials underway in Germany Bioethics Council releases report

Minister announces changes to science funding Research, Science and Technology Minister Pete Hodgson has announced changes to the science funding system that will provide more stable long-term funding to maintain key research capabilities."A ... More...

Bio Commerce Centre site announced A lease on the iconic 1926 "dairy factory building", the first research facility built in what's now the Fitzherbert Science Complex, was announced yesterday by centre Chairman Derek Walker. The c... More...

Saving the Enderby Island cattle What ever happened to the rarest cattle breed in the world - the seaweed eating Enderby Island cattle? Cast your mind back six years to May 1998, Philippa Stevenson writes in the New Zealand Heral... More...

Open letter to Premier of Victoria Dear Premier and Minister CameronThe announcement of a four-year moratorium on GM canola came as an unwelcome surprise to the majority of Victorian farmers.The success of Victoria's farm expor... More...

GM wheat trials underway in Germany Workers for Swiss seed company Syngenta on Tuesday planted genetically modified wheat on farmland in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt. It's the first-ever open air planting of its kin... More...

Bioethics Council releases report The President's Council on Bioethics released another report last week, recommending a ban on reproductive cloning and a restriction of the use of embryos past 10 to 14 days after fertilization.Th... More...

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