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Biotech giants apply to grow commercial size trial

Biotech giants apply to grow commercial size trial

Farm science majors Monsanto Co and Bayer CropScience aim to accelerate the introduction of genetically modified canola crops to Australia by seeking permission to grow a trial crop big enough for com... More...

EU postpones biotech vote

The European Union postponed a decision today that could mark the end of a five-year ban on new biotech products. Spokeswoman Beate Gminder said in Brussels a panel of national experts needed more ti... More...

Study raises doubt about allergy to GM corn

Remember StarLink corn? Three years ago this genetically engineered corn was found in taco shells and other foods, even though it had not been approved for human consumption, writes Andrew Pollack in ... More...

More clone data needed

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is promising to come up with more studies on the safety of food products derived from cloned animals after half the members of a key advisory committee said l... More...

Bone marrow stem cells may repair heart

Damage caused by heart attacks has been repaired using cells taken from patients' own bone marrow, it was revealed today. Doctors believe the technique could lead to revolutionary new treatment fo... More...

Farmers urged to air views on GM

South-east South Australian farmers are being urged to make their views known on proposed legislation to regulate the growing of genetically engineered crops.Primary Industries Department strategi... More...

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