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GM trial in buffer zone inquiry to proceed

GM trial in buffer zone inquiry to proceed

The GM Advisory Council has told the New South Wales Government plants found in a buffer zone of a trial of genetically modified canola are almost certainly non-GM.The council inspected the Bayer ... More...

Quarantine upgrade for Queensland

Insect quarantine facilities at the State Government's Alan Fletcher Research Station are now among the best in the world after the completion of a $600,000 upgrade, Natural Resources Minister Stephen... More...

HortResearch investment supports strategy

To support its expanding research into flavour and functional foods HortResearch will purchase two gas chromatography mass spectrometry(GC-MS) machines costing just over $1 million in total. The Hor... More...

Biolines 47 now available

AfricaBio's monthly digest of the latest biotech information important to Africa, BioLines, is now available. ... More...

Research into vaccine producing cows

Research to help defend against diseases that could be spread by bioterrorists is, according to this story, being carried out in the pastures of northwest Iowa. The story says that calves have bee... More...

Should we improve our genome?

Now that we have decoded the human genome why don't we improve it?, Nicholas Wade asks.The question is at present theoretical but could well emerge as the hardest of all bioethical issues. Biologi... More...

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Energy Resources Aotearoa: Doubling Of Coal Use Shows Need For Local Natural Gas

New figures showing a near doubling of coal-fired electricity generation highlight New Zealand’s energy shortage and the need for natural gas as a lower carbon alternative, according to Energy Resources Aotearoa... More>>

E Tu: ‘Sense Of Mourning’ As Norske Skog Mill Set To Close

Workers at Norske Skog’s Tasman Mill now know they’ll be losing their jobs in little over a month’s time.
On Wednesday afternoon, workers were told the mill will be stopping production from the end of June... More>>

Stats NZ: Card Spending Sees Strong Growth In May

Seasonally adjusted card spending rose by $189 million (2.3 percent) between April 2021 and May 2021, Stats NZ said today.
Spending rose across all industries for the first time since New Zealand moved to level 1 in June 2020... More>>

Catalist: NZ’s New SME Stock Exchange, Gets Licence To Go Public

New Zealand has a new stock exchange – designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to raise up to $20 million a year from the public.
Called Catalist, the exchange has already been successfully working the private investment sector.... More>>

E-Commerce: Over 40% Of Those Engaged In The Bitcoin Community Are Millennials

Bitcoin has emerged to be a popular topic among millennials with digital currency increasingly being viewed as a potential source of creating wealth through investments. The interest in bitcoin by millennials signals the role this age group plays in the possible realization of the digital currency’s mass adoption... More>>

Stats NZ: New Zealand Is Getting Drier

While there is natural variation in precipitation due to seasons and cycles, New Zealand appears to be getting drier, Stats NZ said today... More>>