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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 19/4

Daily Highlights
1. Digesting the idea of biotech food
2. NZ food industry ideally placed, expert says
3. Global warming blamed for land & animal changes
4. Soluble heart stent delivers drugs
5. Move to end injections
6. You cannot build peace on empty stomachs

Digesting the idea of biotech food
Anti-biotechnology activists claimed recently that "genetically modified" material (in minuscule amounts) has moved into and thereby "contaminates" conventionally produced seed supplies.As usual, ...

NZ food industry ideally placed, expert says
New Zealand is ideally placed to lead the world into a new era of food processing and marketing, says British food technologist Professor Jeya Henry. Henry, head of food sciences and nutrition at ...

Global warming blamed for land & animal changes
Anyone who doubts the gravity of global warming should ask Alaska's Eskimo, Indian and Aleut elders about the dramatic changes to their land and the animals on which they depend.Native leaders say...

Soluble heart stent delivers drugs
Singapore engineers have invented a soluble heart stent that can hold up to 20 layers of drugs which is a world first that will speed up patient recoveries and lower the chances of relapses.The co...

Move to end injections
Painful injections could become a thing of the past thanks to new technology. Harvard University researchers found that instead of inserting a needle into the skin, it is possible to fire a stream o...

You cannot build peace on empty stomachs
Seeing people rioting over jobs and food and begging for nickels on the streets of Minneapolis to buy bread during The Great Depression deeply affected Iowa,native Norman Borlaug. That was in 1933 whe...

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