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High Court orders conviction of GM crop protestors

High Court orders conviction of GM crop protestors

The High Court in Britain has ordered four GM crop protestors to be convicted of criminal offences after shackling themselves to tractors during a demonstration. In a successful appeal, the di... More...

GE issues needle Russell Brown

Scary GE headline for today: GM pine trees in disease probe in the Herald, Russell Brown writes in Hard News. The allegation of a historical biosecurity breach seems worthy of further examination, ... More...

Geneticist's departure a huge loss

Auckland University's first full professor of medical genetics, Dr Ingrid Winship, is leaving the country little more than a month after giving her inaugural lecture. South African-born Dr Winship... More...

GM Bill open for public comment

The South Australian Government is seeking to allow the commercial planting of genetically modified crops in that state from 2006. It's released a draft Bill about the control of GM crops for publ... More...

Experts to decide on GM canola crop

Advisors to the New South Wales Department of Agriculture on genetically modified crops will this afternoon consider whether a canola crop which has been found in breach of rules governing GM trials s... More...

ERMA hearing ends

A three-day hearing into an application to field test genetically engineered (GE) onions ended yesterday. The Environmental Risk Management Authority (Erma) is considering an application by Lincol... More...

GE onion partner has local business

The company named as field testers for genetically engineered (GE) onions, Seminis, has a vegetable seeds business in Masterton. But it says there will be no field trials of GE onions in Wairarapa... More...

Gene genie a life saver

You might not have noticed, amid all the National Party leadership brouhaha, but last week the moratorium on genetic modification was lifted, Labour Party MP John Tamihere writes.Out of the heated... More...

Reality check for organics industry

High levels of a cancer-causing natural toxin have been found in every single organic cornmeal product tested by the UK's food safety watchdog, the Food Standards Agency, Alex Avery writes. That's... More...

GE Free Canterbury to target Labour conference

Saturday Nov. 8, 2.00 pm, Bridge of RemembranceGE Free Canterbury are taking their concerns regarding the lifting of the GE moratorium to the Labour Party this weekend. It will be part of a coal... More...

New Vice Chancellor appointed at Otago

Internationally-renowned cancer researcher David Skegg has been chosen as the University of Otago's new Vice Chancellor. Professor Skegg will replace Graeme Fogelberg who retires next year. Un... More...

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