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GM Discussion : November 25, 2003

GM Discussion : November 25, 2003

1. Farm scale results spun by both sides - Lord May
2. NZBio appoints CEO to lead industry growth
3. Lawyer to study GE ban for Northern Council
4. Europe plans GM plant vaccine trials for 2004
5. Concern grows over EU labelling laws
6. Out of Africa

Farm scale results spun by both sides - Lord May
Both sides in the UK's increasingly polarised debate over genetically modified crops have been accused of misrepresenting recent research results. Lord May, President of the Royal Society, says op...

NZBio appoints CEO to lead industry growth
NZBio, a new organisation formed in September as a single voice for the biotechnology industry, has today announced the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer, Brian Ward, who will lead it in buildi...

Lawyer to study GE ban for Northern Council
One of the country's top lawyers is to help Northland councils find out if they can regulate against allowing genetically engineered (GE) organisms to be released in the region. GE has stirred Nor...

Europe plans GM plant vaccine trials for 2004
Human testing will shortly begin on the first vaccines to be obtained from genetically modified plants, European National Biotechnology Committee President Leonardo Santi announced recently. S...

Concern grows over EU labelling laws
New labelling requirements in Europe will make United States crops more costly to export and could open U.S. farmers and grain handlers to new liabilities, participants said at a recent forum. ...

Out of Africa
The thing which strikes me straight away, flying into Johannesburg, is how brown everything is. Not much evidence here of the lush green colours which are such a feature of the New Zealand landscape....

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