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GM Discussion - NZ Edition : October 28, 2003

GM Discussion - NZ Edition : October 28, 2003

1. Bakery victim of anti-GM politics
2. Greenpeace denies creating food scare
3. Who bears the liability now?
4. Business as usual for Subway Sandwiches
5. Breadmaker awaits Japanese approval of enzyme
6. Last-resort protest ends in arrests
7. Farmers support end of GM moratorium
8. Maori perspectives on GM vary
9. Maori consulted over GM projects
10. Sconz argues against GM subsidies
11. Biotenz News Update - 24 October 2003

Bakery victim of anti-GM politics
Taranaki bakery Yarrows, involved in an international genetic engineering (GE) scare, says it is the victim of politicking. More than 90 Subway stores in Japan stopped selling sandwiches on Friday...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5121

Greenpeace denies creating food scare
Greenpeace spokesperson Steve Abel said today that the Environment Minister's attempt to blame Greenpeace for the latest Japanese GE incident was "totally bizarre."On the Stuff news website today,...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5122

Who bears the liability now?
The major question to arise from the weekend’s false food scare in New Zealand is; who will bear the liability for the damage done to Yarrow’s and Subway’s businesses, the Chairman of the Life Science...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5119

Business as usual for Subway Sandwiches
Hungry Christchurch people are tucking into Subway sandwiches unperturbed by a Japanese scare over genetic engineering, the Christchurch Press reports. Subway outlets across Japan stopped selling ...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5114

Breadmaker awaits Japanese approval of enzyme
Yarrows Bakery is waiting to see whether authorities in Japan will approve a GM enzyme found in bread dough it has been exporting. Japan's Subway fast-food chain found the enzyme in dough made by ...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5111

Last-resort protest ends in arrests
Several genetic engineering (GE) protesters were arrested at Parliament today after they refused to leave. Protesters set up about 15 tents on Parliament grounds yesterday after earlier being aske...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5126

Farmers support end of GM moratorium
Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Inc) supports the end of a two-year moratorium on applications for the commercial release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), said the federation's GM spokesman...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5125

Maori perspectives on GM vary
Many Maori object to GE - but the opposition is far from black and white, reports Phillippa Jamieson. "What happens when you transplant a Pakeha heart into a Maori?" asks writer and academic Rangi...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5124

Maori consulted over GM projects
A Te Arawa elder has endorsed research aimed at producing a genetically modified pine tree - but Auckland's Ngati Whatua people are not so sure. Ben Hona, a kaumatua of Rotorua's Ngati Whakaue peo...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5117

Sconz argues against GM subsidies
Government has approved new blanket subsidies for GM developers that complete the cradle to the grave state assistance programme for GMOs, said Sustainability Council Executive Director Simon Terry. ...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5109

Biotenz News Update - 24 October 2003
The latest issue of Biotenz News Update has been posted to the Biotenz website Index:Adding Value to Our Bio-EconomyNZTE 2004 Export AwardsRemindersWaikato University PhD Scholarships...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5108

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Christine Ross - Communications Assistant, Wellington


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