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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 19/4

Daily Highlights
Sweet deal for Comvita
Celentis considers expanded role
Voluntary labelling gets offical seal of approval
Gene profiles may aid cancer treatment
Consumers love a bargain, regardless of GM
Towards sustainable agriculture


Sweet deal for Comvita
New Zealand manuka honey will be used to treat wounds in British hospitals. Te Puke-based Comvita's newly established medical division has its first export order for medical grade manuka honey. ...
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Celentis considers expanded role
Commercial science company, Celentis, is expanding its role in commercialising New Zealand biotechnology.Celentis was incorporated in 2001 as the commercial arm of AgResearch to bridge the so call...
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Voluntary labelling gets offical seal of approval
The Government of Canada has announced the official adoption by the Standards Council of Canada, of the Standard for Voluntary Labelling and Advertising of Foods That Are and Are Not Products of Genet...
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Gene profiles may aid cancer treatment
United States researchers have discovered 133 genes indicative of the most severe strains of adult acute myeloid leukaemia, which could help doctors identify patients who require aggressive treatment...
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Consumers love a bargain, regardless of GM
Less than a week prior to the compulsory GM labelling standard becoming effective throughout the EU, public German TV station ARD decided to test how strong the perceived consumer rejection of any GM ...
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Towards sustainable agriculture
Fighting the vicious circle of hunger and poverty is the most urgent task that faces our society, and will require a reformulation of current models of agriculture, Marc Van Montagu writes. As Dir...
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