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Europe sets GM labelling date

Europe sets GM labelling date

>From April 2004 new rules on labelling genetically modified food will come into effect throughout the European Union. Under the new European Commission regulation on GM food and feed, all ingr... More...

SA Govt rejects GM liability Bill

The South Australian Government has rejected a proposal to legislate for producers of genetically modified (GM) seeds to be legally liable for any outcome of their crops. The Democrats want the... More...

Authority yet to rule on GM crop trial breach

The New South Wales Gene Technology Advisory Council is yet to rule on the future of a crop trial where non-GM plants have been found in a buffer zone.The council inspected the GM canola crop near... More...

Biotech corn could boost global yield

Wider global adoption of the first generation of biotech corn or maize could produce an additional 35 million metric tons of corn — more than a 5 percent increase globally. That increase could give de... More...

Ban on human cloning may be deferred for two years

A UN committee is poised to derail, for two years, a US-led drive for a broad global ban on all forms of human cloning, including medical research on stem cells, diplomats said. A motion to defer ... More...

Italy confirms more mad cow disease

Another Italian cow has, according to this story, tested positive for mad cow disease, raising to 114 the total number of cases of the brain-wasting disease in the country's herds since the start of 2... More...

Further BSE confirmed in Japan

Another case of the brain-wasting disease mad cow or BSE has been uncovered in Japan. Found in a 21 month old bull, it's the second case in a month and the ninth overall.The latest cases have ... More...

Food from GM animals safety consultation

FAO and the World Health Organization (WHO) are convening an expert consultation on "Safety assessment of foods from genetically modified animals including fish" on 17-21 November 2003 in Rome, Italy ... More...

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Digitl: The Story Behind Vodafone’s FibreX Court Ruling

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MYOB: SME Confidence In Economic Performance Still Cautious

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