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GM Discussion : November 28, 2003

GM Discussion : November 28, 2003

1. NZ to sign biotech agreement with Victoria
2. News Update - 28 November 2003
3. Blanket GM ban will put research at risk, MP says
4. Consumer Affairs not giving up on GM labelling
5. Flu experts urge GM vaccine use
6. Lack of funding no limit for US stem cell research
7. Victorian Premier's visit has biotech focus

NZ to sign biotech agreement with Victoria
Minister of Research, Science and Technology Pete Hodgson will sign a biotechnology collaboration arrangement tonight with the Hon Steve Bracks, Premier of Victoria.Mr Bracks is visiting New Zeala...
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News Update - 28 November 2003
The latest issue of News Update has been posted to the Biotenz Website.Index:NZBio Appoints New CEO to Lead Industry GrowthBlis Rights Issue ApprovedKeratec Signs British DealReminders...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5432

Blanket GM ban will put research at risk, MP says
The ACT Government is claiming an attempt to introduce a blanket ban on the release of genetically modified crops in Canberra will put research at CSIRO at risk. Greens MLA Kerry Tucker has in...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5431

Consumer Affairs not giving up on GM labelling
Despite some technical hurdles, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs is not giving up on efforts to develop a GE labelling system for food.Representatives from industry, government and consumer groups...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5430

Flu experts urge GM vaccine use
A severe and early outbreak of flu has struck in the United States and Britain with flu experts warning the world has too few anti-flu medicines to cope with a global pandemic of influenza. Senior...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5429

Lack of funding no limit for US stem cell research
White House restrictions on Government-funded embryonic stem cell research are not slowing studies in this new medical field, the head of the National Institutes of Health said on Wednesday. If th...
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Victorian Premier's visit has biotech focus
Steve Bracks flies to New Zealand today on a trip believed to be the first by a Victorian premier in 30 years. Mr Bracks will visit both Auckland and Wellington during the three-day visit which he...
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http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5427

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