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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 31/3

Daily Highlights
1. GMO consultation begins
2. Scotland introduces new GM regs
3. GM import ban endangers lives, WFP says
4. Ocean dead zone claims mystify NZ scientists
5. Stem cells deliver cancer killing proteins
6. Fonterra to expand colostrum programme

GMO consultation begins
Consultation on legislation to implement and enforce new European regulations on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) started on 30 March 2004. The United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency and the ...

Scotland introduces new GM regs
Moves aimed at introducing tougher safeguards over genetically modified products were launched by the Scottish Government today. Guidance published by the Advisory Committee on Releases to the...

GM import ban endangers lives, WFP says
A United Nations effort to feed nearly two million hungry Angolans, most of them former war refugees, is imperiled because Angola's government plans to outlaw imports of genetically modified cereals, ...

Ocean dead zone claims mystify NZ scientists
Marine areas starved of oxygen and labelled "dead zones" are appearing off New Zealand's coast, United Nations scientists warn. The claim is made in the UN Environment Programme's Global Environme...

Stem cells deliver cancer killing proteins
Stem cells, the immature cells already showing promise as tools to regenerate and replace damaged tissue, may also help target and destroy cancer.US scientists say tests in mice shows the cells co...

Fonterra to expand colostrum programme
The global market for colostrum is expanding rapidly and Fonterra is aiming to ramp up collection of this specialty ingredient, used in a range of niche health products, during the 2004/05 season....

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