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GM Discussion : September 4, 2003


Hear Bjorn Lomborg
Wednesday, 8 October 2003
Museum of New Zealand, Wellington
Cost: $145 plus GST = $163.12 (includes drinks, dinner & lecture)
7.pm onwards

For more information and to register visit: contact rcollerton@awaroa.com

1. Full support given to HART Bill
2. Greens say ERMA not up to the job
3. Joint replacement by stem-cells to be trialled
4. Dunne corrects Herald column errors
5. PM refutes calculated deceit by officals
6. Govt confirms intention to proceed with caution
7. Govt denies Green claims of backing off moratorium
8. Maori growers move to block moratorium lifting
9. Biotenz News Update - 4 September 2003
10. Melanoma vaccine trial gives promising result

1. Full support given to HART Bill The New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders (NZORD) has given its full support to Government proposals to regulate human assisted reproductive technology, with Chairman John Forman saying a consol... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4671

2. Greens say ERMA not up to the job The Government's so-called GE watchdog is still not up to the job, only 7.5 weeks before the moratorium is due to lift, Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today."This is yet another reason w... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4670

3. Joint replacement by stem-cells to be trialled A small group of Australians whose joint replacement operations failed have been selected for the first human trials of a bone and cartilage-regenerating method using stem cells. Trials on human p... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4669

4. Dunne corrects Herald column errors United Future leader, Peter Dunne, has corrected numerous errors in today's column by Garth George in the NZ Herald.Dear Mr George,I normally read your column with interest and a general state... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4668

5. PM refutes calculated deceit by officals PQs: Question 4 - Genetically Modified Sweetcorn-Prime Minister(uncorrected transcript-subject to correction and further editing)4. Hon BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Pr... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4667

6. Govt confirms intention to proceed with caution PQs: Question 3 - Genetically Modified Sweetcorn-Environment, Minister(uncorrected transcript-subject to correction and further editing)3. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS (Co-Leader-Green) to the Min... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4666

7. Govt denies Green claims of backing off moratorium The Green Party has said it believes the Government may be backing off on releasing genetically modified organisms for food production after comments by Environment Minister Marian Hobbs in Parliament... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4663

8. Maori growers move to block moratorium lifting A group of Maori organic growers are trying to block the lifting of the GM moratorium through the Waitangi Tribunal, the NZ Herald reports today.However, a lawyer involved in previous legal action... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4662

9. Biotenz News Update - 4 September 2003 The latest issue of Biotenz News Update has been posted to the Biotenz website.Index:Major Initiative for BiotechDistinguished Scientist to Address ConferenceRemindersCelentis gets $5 M... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4661

10. Melanoma vaccine trial gives promising result In a step toward a practical vaccine for advanced melanoma, a notoriously difficult-to-treat form of cancer, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated the effectiveness of a vaccin... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4660

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