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BioScience News Daily Highlights - December 10th

Daily Highlights

1. Therapeutic goods treaty signed
2. Cloning ban treaty talks postponed for a year
3. UN talks resolve forest planting row
4. Study finds vitamin D reduces cancer precursor
5. Tree planting project aims to clean up wetland
6. UK food standards agency consults on "may contain" labelling
7. FRST invests in eco-friendly energy research

Therapeutic goods treaty signed
The Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Trish Worth, said she was delighted at the historic signing today in Wellington of a Treaty between Australia and New Zealand that will result in Aus...

Cloning ban treaty talks postponed for a year
The UN General Assembly on Monday decided to put off for a year negotiations for a controversial global treaty banning human cloning that the Bush administration wants to extend to research on stem ce...

UN talks resolve forest planting row
A UN conference resolved a dispute about rules on planting forests to help curb global warming on Tuesday that would let the landmark Kyoto protocol enter into force if Russia ratifies. Delegates ...

Study finds vitamin D reduces cancer precursor
Patients who consumed the amount of vitamin D contained in daily servings of milk and fish were 40 percent less likely to develop polyps than those got little or no vitamin D. The study also confi...

Tree planting project aims to clean up wetland
A massive tree planting operation is underway in the Byron Shire in northern New South Wales as part of its effluent re-use scheme.A further 300,000 paperbark trees are being planted on 25 hectare...

UK food standards agency consults on "may contain" labelling
The Food Standards Agency is today launching a consultation on the use of alternative phrases to 'may contain' on food labels. The phrase is often used by manufacturers on pre-packaged food to in...

FRST invests in eco-friendly energy research
Four new research programmes are to receive substantial funding to investigate environmentally-friendly ways to supply energy to New Zealanders.The Foundation for Research, Science and Technology ...

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