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GM Discussion : November 21, 2003

GM Discussion : November 21, 2003

1. GM plantings continue to rise, improve environment
2. Brazilian farmers rush to plant GM soy
3. ERMA not playing God on GE releases
4. Commerce Commission warns A2, ads to change
5. Biotech firms benefit from Govt fund
6. Australia told to review genetic patent laws
7. Search for drought resistant genes speeds ahead
8. Scientists hail new map of life

GM plantings continue to rise, improve environment
The number of growers planting genetically modified (GM) crops and the amount of land dedicated to them continue to grow globally, according to Clive James, the chair of the International Service for ...
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Brazilian farmers rush to plant GM soy
At least 50,400 soy producers in Brazil have registered to plant genetically modified soybeans in the 2003/04 crop year, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday. The ministry said on Monday th...
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ERMA not playing God on GE releases
The Chairman of the Environmental Risk Management Authority, Neil Walter, says he knows many people consider his role in making decisions on genetically engineered (GE) organisms just short of toying ...
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Commerce Commission warns A2, ads to change
A2 Corporation Limited and its licensed A2 producers have agreed to amend their promotional material to remove any statements that imply the complete exclusion of beta casein A1 from A2 milk, followin...
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Biotech firms benefit from Govt fund
A Brisbane biotechnology company, which is taking up the frontline in the fight against obesity, was awarded a grant of $234,700 through the Australian Government’s Biotechnology Innovation Fund (BIF)...
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Australia told to review genetic patent laws
Australia has been warned to carefully review the way its patent laws cover genetic material or it could be cut out of medical tests and future research.A conference in Canberra has been told Aust...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5382

Search for drought resistant genes speeds ahead
Researchers are speeding up their search for genes that control drought tolerance in a bid to develop hardy strains of wheat and barley, an Australian conference has heard.Professor Geoff Fincher ...
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Scientists hail new map of life
Biologists have produced a detailed map of protein interactions in a complex organism - the fruit fly. Proteins, which are made by genes, are the building blocks of tissues as well as the basis fo...
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