New Zealand Life Sciences Network - Latest News [Page 2]

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 >>

New gene test could aid cancer treatment

Monday, 17 November 2003, 9:38 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Researchers have discovered a new test for a cancer gene, which may soon form an essential part of diagnosis and change methods of treatment.Following studies on children with leukaemia, it is now... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5323 More >>

GM trial in buffer zone inquiry to proceed

Wednesday, 12 November 2003, 6:19 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

The GM Advisory Council has told the New South Wales Government plants found in a buffer zone of a trial of genetically modified canola are almost certainly non-GM.The council inspected the Bayer ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5314 More >>

Biotech giants apply to grow commercial size trial

Tuesday, 11 November 2003, 5:18 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Farm science majors Monsanto Co and Bayer CropScience aim to accelerate the introduction of genetically modified canola crops to Australia by seeking permission to grow a trial crop big enough for com... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5300 More >>

Moving society forward

Monday, 10 November 2003, 10:30 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Science and scientific curiosity have long driven developing societies. The lifting of the GE moratorium late last month in this country follows a long and sometimes agonising journey of inquiry and d... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5290 More >>

No biosecurity risk in GE pine trees trial – FRI

Monday, 10 November 2003, 10:41 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Forest Research scientists are to tell the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) tomorrow there is no biosecurity risk to their field trial of genetically engineered (GE) pine trees. MAF, whi... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5271 More >>

Europe sets GM labelling date

Monday, 10 November 2003, 10:36 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

>From April 2004 new rules on labelling genetically modified food will come into effect throughout the European Union. Under the new European Commission regulation on GM food and feed, all ingr... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5265 More >>

High Court orders conviction of GM crop protestors

Thursday, 6 November 2003, 5:42 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

The High Court in Britain has ordered four GM crop protestors to be convicted of criminal offences after shackling themselves to tractors during a demonstration. In a successful appeal, the di... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5257 More >>

Let science guide the GM debate

Wednesday, 5 November 2003, 5:46 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

At midnight on 29 October the moratorium on commercial release of genetically modified organisms was lifted and the sky did not fall on our heads, Stephen Jacobi writes.Yet tasteless MADGE posters... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5246 More >>

Too much curry for GE-free protestors

Monday, 3 November 2003, 10:49 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Protest activity was muted and an attempt to disrupt the ERMA hearing on an application for a field trial of GM onions failed as a result of prompt action by ERMA staff member Kevin Curry.Part way... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5209 More >>

Fonterra to research GM dairy products

Monday, 3 November 2003, 9:52 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Blueberry-flavoured cheese anyone? How about watercress milk? New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has been given the go-ahead to research dairy products genetically modified with fruit enzymes to see... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5184 More >>

LSN succeeded where others failed

Thursday, 30 October 2003, 5:21 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

The Life Sciences Network can claim considerable credit for the fact the debate about gene technology has now been taken into a considered forum the Chairman of the Network told the organisation’s ann... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5166 More >>

Moratorium Lifted Now Thinking Must Begin

Thursday, 30 October 2003, 12:25 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Now that the moratorium on applications for release of GM crops has expired the organics industry has some serious thinking to do the says Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston. More >>

ERMA prepared for scrutiny

Wednesday, 29 October 2003, 10:50 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

ERMA prepared for scrutiny The Environmental Risk Management Authority (Erma) does not expect a flood of applications when the Government lifts a moratorium on commercial release of genetically engineered (GE) organisms at midn... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5146 ... More >>

Time to move on

Wednesday, 29 October 2003, 10:48 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Time to move on Four and a half years ago the Labour Party, then in opposition, decided it was going to crystallize the debate about GM in New Zealand. Rather than support a misguided attempt to freeze all research ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5137 ... More >>

Time to move on

Wednesday, 29 October 2003, 11:12 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Four and a half years ago the Labour Party, then in opposition, decided it was going to crystallize the debate about GM in New Zealand. Rather than support a misguided attempt to freeze all research and development of gene science the Labour Party voted ... More >>

False Food Scare Liability Questions Surface

Tuesday, 28 October 2003, 10:30 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

The major question to arise from the weekend’s false food scare in New Zealand is; who will bear the liability for the damage done to Yarrow’s and Subway’s businesses, the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston asked today. More >>

GM ban could cost region $2.8b

Wednesday, 22 October 2003, 9:53 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

The New Zealand and Australian economies could lose $2.8 billion a year if they do not adopt genetically modified crops, a report says. The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Economic Resources... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5067 More >>

Testing time in GE fight

Tuesday, 21 October 2003, 10:33 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Another piece of legislation that slipped through recently was the lifting of the moratorium on genetically engineered field crops, Kerre Woodham writes.The Government is now allowing trials to pr... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5054 More >>

   

 

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