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Syngenta appears before corn committee

Syngenta appears before corn committee

The Australian head of an international firm whose imported seed is at the centre of the "Corngate" inquiry has told of his astonishment at learning that the original tests that triggered the GM-conta... More...

NZ food labelling laws 'sanest in the world'

Walk into your local supermarket with a typical weekly shopping list and you’ve got about as much chance of guaranteeing your groceries are 100 percent GM-free as you have of finding a pack of free-ra... More...

GE under the microscope

The ethics of genetic engineering will be addressed at a public seminar at Waikato University on Thursday, 25 September 2003.The seminar will also be video-conferenced via the Coronet network to t... More...

Still no evidence GE food harmful, Minister says

PQs: Question 7 - Genetically Modified Foods-Labelling(uncorrected transcript-subject to correction and further editing)7. SUE KEDGLEY (Green) to the Minister for Food Safety: What prog... More...

Minister confirms commitment to biotech sector

PQs: Question 11 - Biotechnology Strategy-Research and Business(uncorrected transcript-subject to correction and further editing)11. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON (NZ National-Port Waikato) to the ... More...

DNA analysis reveals cancer clues

Researchers in the United States have developed one of the most sensitive, comprehensive, and robust methods that now exists for profiling the genetic basis of cancer and other diseases. The metho... More...

Sconz should read NOOM Bill, Minister says

The Sustainability Council is wrong to claim that the government has postponed co-existence work and that this will lead to an officially tolerated presence of genetically modified material, Environme... More...

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