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GM Discussion : October 24, 2003

GM Discussion : October 24, 2003

1. Putting the record straight about GM & wine
2. Auckland winemaker speaks out in favour of GM
3. ERMA roadshow to tour New Zealand
4. Worms could hold long-life secrets
5. FDA report on cloned animal products due soon
6. Embryo gene screening advances
7. Mental illness genes found
8. New GM cotton variety to be trialled in Australia

Putting the record straight about GM & wine
Wine sector notable, Terry Dunleavy, recently wrote an article for NZ Wine Grower arguing that the New Zealand wine industry's position on GM would benefit from taking a look across the Tasman....

Auckland winemaker speaks out in favour of GM
In recent days some in the wine industry claim to have spoken on behalf of the whole industry when advocating a longer moratorium on GM.As with many industry groups there is great diversity among ...

ERMA roadshow to tour New Zealand
The Environmental Risk Management Authority's (ERMA) New Zealand National Roadshow on genetic modification in New Zealand starts touring in November. It will be held on:*4 & 5 November in Hamilto...

Worms could hold long-life secrets
A tiny round worm can live six times longer than normal if certain genes and hormones are tweaked, according to a report in the journal Science. The worms - Caenorhabditis elegans - had a metaboli...

FDA report on cloned animal products due soon
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to publish a preliminary report this week on whether meat and milk products from cloned animals are safe and can be sold in the United States, industry exp...

Embryo gene screening advances
Hundreds of cells have been grown from a single cell taken from an early mouse embryo. If the same feat can be repeated in humans, it would make screening embryos for genetic defects during IVF much e...

Mental illness genes found
Scientists have identified three genes that could play a role in causing schizophrenia, a German researcher said. "After 10 years without any real success, we have now determined three candidate g...

New GM cotton variety to be trialled in Australia
Biotechnology company, Monsanto Australia has been given approval to begin trialling a new genetically modified cotton variety, ABC News reports.Nine-hundred hectares of Roundup ready cotton will ...

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