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Scientific Research and Development

Tuesday, 23 July 2002.

Scientific Research and Development

Physicians and Scientists for Responsible Genetics ask, "What is government doing to keep our scientists in New Zealand?"

Reports claim the number of scientists at certain Crown Research Institutes have been reduced just when solutions are needed to the problems created by the failure of genetically engineered food crops: reduced yields, increased agri-chemical use, poor and inconsistent crop performance, and reduced income for farmers growing transgenic crops.

New Zealand has a tradition of scientific innovation; for example, the use of pheromones in the treatment of tussock moth eradication and the development of organic apple growing which has turned some orchards from a loss situation to making a substantial profit.

Reports claim only a very small percentage of funds for genetic engineering research in New Zealand goes to projects outside the laboratory. Keeping biotechnology research in the laboratory will allow New Zealand scientists to continue to lead the world.

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