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GM Discussion : November 19, 2003

GM Discussion : November 19, 2003

1. Spotlight on NZ science for APEC event
2. Pig disease eradication may be impossible - MAF
3. Rejecting reason a dangerous game
4. UK policy supports biotech
5. UNESCO ethics panel to meet in Brazil
6. EU officials say GM corn to be approved
7. US biotech surges ahead, despite barriers

Spotlight on NZ science for APEC event
There is keen interest in next year's New Zealand-hosted meeting of Science Ministers from APEC economies, with New Zealand's track record for innovation in science and technology believed to be a str...

Pig disease eradication may be impossible - MAF
At this point, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), does not believe it is possible to eradicate post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS).This statement from Derek Belton, Dir...

Rejecting reason a dangerous game
This week England's BioIndustry Association, in a report endorsed by Tony Blair, called for stricter legislation to deal with animal extremism, as it threatens the development of lifesaving medicine. ...

UK policy supports biotech
The UK Government’s Bioscience Innovation and Growth Team (BIGT) has published a series of policy measures aimed at keeping the UK biotech industry in pole position in Europe.Industry body EuropaB...

UNESCO ethics panel to meet in Brazil
The ethical uses of fresh water resources and of outer space and the ethics of conducting research on human beings from developing countries will be among the topics studied at a United Nations Educat...

EU officials say GM corn to be approved
EU officials have tipped that a genetically modified food product will be allowed to go on sale next month, ending a five-year European moratorium on new GM foods. Key EU officials have indicated ...

US biotech surges ahead, despite barriers
The Washington area's biotechnology industry is poised for growth as research and development creates products to cure people's bodies, improve agricultural production and respond to bioterrorist thre...

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