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GM Discussion : September 24, 2003

GM Discussion : September 24, 2003

1. Public views on GM to be published in UK
2. MPs to vote on Reproductive Technology Amendment
3. Farmers welcome Otago research on GM trade impacts
4. Wills argues for case by case assessment
5. Greens claim victory from jaws of defeat
6. Challenging misconceptions about food safety
7. Greenpeace accused of misusing donations

1. Public views on GM to be published in UK The results of a UK-wide debate encompassing 600 meetings held in June and July around the country are due to be released this week, the BBC reports. The British Government has promised to conside... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4834

2. MPs to vote on Reproductive Technology Amendment Passage of new laws in Western Australia to regulate the use of embryos for research and genetic testing is by no means certain, with several MPs on both sides indicating they will oppose them.Lab... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4833

3. Farmers welcome Otago research on GM trade impacts Key opportunities for New Zealand farmers marketing their products to the rest of the world rely on the integrity of our food assurance systems says Tom Lambie, President, Federated Farmers of New Zea... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4832

4. Wills argues for case by case assessment Despite some serious errors in his interpretation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission on GM, and a cherry picking approach to the weight of scientific evidence, Auckland scientist Peter Wil... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4831

5. Greens claim victory from jaws of defeat Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is claiming a genetic engineering victory despite failing to change the Government's mind about ending the moratorium next month. Five years ago, when the... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4830

6. Challenging misconceptions about food safety The concerns expressed relating to Greenpeace's web site reflect a typical greenie 'red herring', Lance Kennedy of Tantec in New Zealand writes.Changes in scientific paradigms are quite irrelevent... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4829

7. Greenpeace accused of misusing donations A non-profit watchdog group has filed a complaint with the United States Internal Revenue Service against Greenpeace, accusing the organization of illegally soliciting and transferring millions of dol... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4828

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