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GM Discussion : October 13, 2003

GM Discussion : October 13, 2003

1. Learning the lessons: the Canadians & GM canola
2. Males doomed to extinction, expert says
3. Waitangi Tribunal reserves GE decision
4. Australian regulator clears two breaches of GM law
5. Minister says protests won't force policy change
6. Pro-GE group braves Auckland demonstration
7. Is it too soon to lift the moratorium?
8. Biotenz News Update - 10 October 2003
9. PM says GE policy not for changing
10. Protest turnout well down on expectations
11. Push on with GE, Wrightson urges

Learning the lessons: the Canadians & GM canola
Has Canada damaged its export markets by introducing genetically-modified (GM) crop varieties? Will New Zealand's agricultural exports disappear if they follow suit? The answer is no. But the Sustaina...
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Males doomed to extinction, expert says
Women had better learn how to program the VCR and assemble flat-pack furniture in the next 125,000 years because that's when the last bloke will disappear from the earth, according to a new book. ...
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Waitangi Tribunal reserves GE decision
The Waitangi Tribunal has reserved its decision over whether it will grant an urgent hearing on claims that the lifting of the GE moratorium on October 29 is a breach of the Treaty of Waitangi.A j...
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Australian regulator clears two breaches of GM law
Australia's gene technology regulator has investigated and cleared two breaches of laws governing the use of genetically altered material. The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR), in it...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4951

Minister says protests won't force policy change
Environment Minister Marian Hobbs has called the Green Party obtuse after accusing her of making bizarre claims about genetic engineering (GE) paying for health and education. Green co-leader Jean...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4949

Pro-GE group braves Auckland demonstration
Near Aotea Square a brave pro-GE group carried banners saying "You see hurting, I see helping" and "It's my body I'll eat GE if I want to". At one stage an anti-GE protester ran up to the men and ripp...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4948

Is it too soon to lift the moratorium?
“Is it too soon to lift the GE moratorium?,” the Sunday Star-Times asks in its Soapbox column. Dr William Rolleston, Chairman of the Life Sciences Network says no, while co-founder of Mothers Against ...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4945

Biotenz News Update - 10 October 2003
The latest issue of Biotenz News Update has been posted to the Biotenz website Index:Minister Announces ERMA AppointmentsStudy Looks into NZ ImageUpdate from 2003 ConferenceUpdate on Bi...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4944

PM says GE policy not for changing
Prime Minister Helen Clark says the Government is not going to change its genetic engineering policy despite weekend protests. Thousands of demonstrators marched in Auckland, Wellington and other ...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4943

Protest turnout well down on expectations
Official Police estimates of the numbers of anti-GM protestors are much lower than the numbers being claimed by activist organisations.Early estimates by Police had the numbers in the Auckland cro...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4942

Push on with GE, Wrightson urges
Rural services giant Wrightson used the platform of its annual meeting yesterday to issue a stern edict to the Government - do not back down on lifting the GE moratorium writes Paula Oliver in the NZ ...
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