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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 5/4

Daily Highlights
1. NZ researcher in genetic breakthrough
2. Seaweed untapped resource, scientist says
3. Seed sales boost Monsanto profits
4. New food labelling laws for Brazil
5. Biotech acres expected to increase
6. Canola trial watered down in NSW

NZ researcher in genetic breakthrough
Otago University Chair of Child Health Research Professor Stephen Robertson has made his second significant landmark genetic discovery in a year, which will give hope for many New Zealand children. ...
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Seaweed untapped resource, scientist says
An Irish scientist says New Zealand has a potentially profitable but untapped industry lurking in seaweed. Dr Browne, a research fellow at Queens University in Northern Ireland, is in New Zealand ...
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Seed sales boost Monsanto profits
Agrochemical company Monsanto Co. has posted a higher quarterly profit on increased corn seed sales and higher revenue from its biotech products. Sales of seeds sold under brand names surged i...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=7127

New food labelling laws for Brazil
Brazil's rules on the labelling of food products containing more than 1 percent genetically modified material are, according to this story, scheduled to go into effect on Wednesday, following a 30-day...
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Biotech acres expected to increase
The U.S. Agriculture Department was cited this week as saying that Illinois farmers are expected to plant the same number of acres to corn and soybeans this year as in 2003, but more of those acres ar...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=7124

Canola trial watered down in NSW
An application to run Australia's largest trial of genetically modified canola has been significantly watered down by the State Government, but NSW will still have more research fields than anywhere e...
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