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Proposals threaten to stop good science - LSN

Monday, 4 August 2008, 11:35 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Tough new rules proposed by Cabinet to restrict the use of genetically modified organisms threaten to emasculate the Environmental Risk Management Authority and stop good science in its tracks, the chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston ... More >>

Proposals threaten to stop good science - LSN

Thursday, 31 July 2008, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Tough new rules proposed by Cabinet to restrict the use of genetically modified organisms threaten to emasculate the Environmental Risk Management Authority and stop good science in its tracks, the chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston ... More >>

Life Sciences Network supports GM Field Trial

Monday, 11 December 2006, 5:18 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

The Life Sciences Network has written to ERMA in support of Crop and Food’s application to field trial genetically modified brassicas in the Lincoln area confirmed Dr William Rolleston, Chairman of the Life Sciences Network today. More >>

A scientific approach is needed for GM corn

Monday, 4 December 2006, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

“MAF should identify if GM is present, the type of GM construct and undertake a risk assessment before ripping up imported corn suspected of containing genetically modified seeds.” the chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, ... More >>

Time to abandon zero tolerance of GM

Thursday, 28 July 2005, 9:36 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

The discovery of GM presence in a maize consignment in the North Island is another reminder that it is time the Government abandoned zero tolerance, the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston said today. More >>

Sound Science Must Regulate International Trade

Tuesday, 31 May 2005, 4:47 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

New Zealand should continue to argue for sound science regarding the international trade of Living Modified Organisms, Chairman of the Life Science Network Dr William Rolleston said today. More >>

'Corngate Report ' A Step In Right Direction

Wednesday, 20 October 2004, 11:41 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

"The Select Committee recommendation to abandon zero tolerance in its purest form for genetically modified (GM) imported seed is a step in the right direction,” Chairman of the Life Sciences Network Dr William Rolleston said today. More >>

Greens Confuse Science & Politics

Monday, 27 September 2004, 9:28 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

The Green Party has confused science and politics, in claiming that Europe has rejected the genetically modified (GM) corn New Zealand accepted, Chairman of the Life Sciences Network Dr William Rolleston said today. More >>

Greens Confuse Science & Politics

Friday, 24 September 2004, 2:56 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

The Green Party has confused science and politics, in claiming that Europe has rejected the genetically modified (GM) corn New Zealand accepted, the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network Dr William Rolleston said today. More >>

Maize investigation ludicrous

Wednesday, 12 May 2004, 2:53 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Maize investigation ludicrous, LSN says Investigating a discovery of imported maize seed containing a very low level of genetically modified material is a huge and unnecessary drain on MAF's resources, Chairman of the Life Sciences Network Dr William Rolleston ... More >>

Former LSN Exe Director wins PR's highest honour

Monday, 10 May 2004, 10:13 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

The Life Sciences Network 4-year advocacy campaign to promote case-by-case assessment and approval of gene technology applications in New Zealand has been awarded the public relations professions highest honour. More >>

GE Free NZ Distorts Facts

Tuesday, 24 February 2004, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

"Where are the facts to justify the statement that pigs containing pharmaceutical proteins have entered the food chain in Canada?," Chairman of the Life Sciences Network Dr William Rolleston said today. More >>

GE onions decision reflects sound science

Monday, 22 December 2003, 12:07 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

The decision of the Environmental Risk Management Authority to approve a trial of GM onions in Canterbury reflects the sound science which was presented at the hearing, the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston said today. More >>

NZ to sign biotech agreement with Victoria

Monday, 1 December 2003, 9:58 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

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... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5433 More >>

Open source genetics needed to feed the world

Thursday, 27 November 2003, 6:11 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

This week Australian genetics pioneer Richard Jefferson was recognised by Scientific American, the prestigious international science magazine, as one of the 50 global technology leaders of 2003.Hi... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5426 More >>

GM policy must be aimed at consumer choice – AEBC

Wednesday, 26 November 2003, 5:42 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Government policy on the co-existence of GM and other crops must be aimed at consumer choice, according to a report published today. The Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission, w... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5406 More >>

Fish insulin could treat diabetes

Monday, 24 November 2003, 10:14 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Indian researchers have found a way to derive insulin from fish that could be used to treat diabetes. In a study sponsored by the department of biotechnology, part of the science and technolog... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5387 More >>

Pig-movement ban announced

Thursday, 20 November 2003, 5:16 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Biosecurity authorities are slapping an indefinite ban on the movement of pigs between the North and South islands to try to stop the spread of a wasting disease threatening the pork industry.Post... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5369 More >>

Impact and ethics of new technology

Wednesday, 19 November 2003, 9:51 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

NZORD With the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill due to be passed soon, and with the National Ethics Committee soon to engage in public consultation on pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), pu... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5343 More >>

Otago Prof appointed to Canadian stem-cell body

Monday, 17 November 2003, 11:55 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Ethics researcher Donald Evans is one of only two experts from outside North America appointed to a new top-level Canadian advisory body on stem-cell research.Professor Evans, Director of the Univ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5340 More >>

 

 

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