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Let science guide the GM debate

At midnight on 29 October the moratorium on commercial release of genetically modified organisms was lifted and the sky did not fall on our heads, Stephen Jacobi writes.Yet tasteless MADGE posters... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5246

Moving with caution

With the lifting of the genetic engineering (GE) moratorium, the focus of the debate shifts to the process through which GE trials and releases is managed. That begins today in Christchurch when the E... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5245

GM onion partner disclosed

Crop and Food has unveiled the mystery collaborator on its genetically engineered (GE) onions project. California-based Seminis, which describes itself as the world's largest developer, grower and... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5232

Genetic discovery may help smokers

Doctors at Auckland's Green Lane Hospital have found four genetic changes which make smokers more likely to develop crippling breathlessness. The researchers say one-third of smokers have all four... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5233

Standard set for organic production

Consumers wanting to buy organic produce have been given extra protection with the introduction of a national standard governing organic production.Many organic producers already meet standards se... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5234

Eating to fit your genes

The old adage "You are what you eat" may soon become "You are what you need to eat." Thanks to studies that have mapped humans' genetic makeup -- which can outline illnesses we are prone to -- we ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5238

GM Bill criticised

The South Australian Government's draft bill on trials for genetically modified (GM) crops has been criticised for not covering issues of liability.The draft bill would allow trial crops over the ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5250

Minister warned over onions trial

Members of the People's Moratorium Enforcement Agency (PMEA) served Marian Hobbs with notice today at her Wellington Electorate Office that any approval of field trials for GE onions will result in re... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5243

Cloning animals raises new consumer issues

The year was 1988. A photo of three calves was displayed in newspapers and featured in television news. The calves were clones, created from prize Brangus cattle, and made to be eaten in a new busines... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5239


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