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Gene Editing Improves Sustainability And Reduces Costs – Even The EU Agrees

Wednesday, 21 June 2023, 12:58 pm | Life Sciences Network

“Reducing red tape through a more science-based approach on gene edited food could save millions of dollars from the New Zealand food bill while increasing sustainability and health benefits” Dr William Rolleston, chair of the Life Sciences Network said ... More >>

Conservation Minister Stifling Innovation and Conservation

Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 4:39 pm | Life Sciences Network

The Life Sciences Network is calling on the Minister of Conservation to lift her ban on research into genetic alternatives to 1080. More >>

Gene editing upsets the applecart

Monday, 15 October 2018, 10:21 am | Life Sciences Network

“New Zealand will slip behind its competitors and forfeit opportunities to address climate change, water quality, pests and other environmental concerns if we reject the use of gene editing in our primary industries” the chairman of the Life Sciences ... More >>

Vandalism destroys knowledge and opportunity

Thursday, 17 January 2008, 9:23 am | Life Sciences Network

“The deliberate destruction of genetically modified trees at Scion (Forest Research Institute Ltd) in Rotorua is eco-terrorism and destroys knowledge and opportunity for all New Zealanders,” Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, ... More >>

GM regulation a waste of money

Monday, 30 July 2007, 10:46 am | Life Sciences Network

“Regulation proposed by the Northland Councils’ Genetic Modification Working Group would deny Northland farmers choice and cost ratepayers millions of dollars,” the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston said today. More >>

Funds needed to unlock biotech riches

Saturday, 6 November 2004, 5:37 pm | Life Sciences Network

If the country is to grow a successful biotechnology industry, it needs sector focused venture capital funds as well as scientists and entrepreneurs with the vision and passion to build world class companies. More >>

Life Sciences Network Respond To Corngate Report

Wednesday, 20 October 2004, 10:04 am | 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 >>

Government Must Ensure Sound Science Prevails

Friday, 17 September 2004, 4:53 pm | Life Sciences Network

The Government must use its ratification of the Cartegena Protocol on Biosafety to ensure sound science and common sense prevails in the international trade of living modified organisms (LMOs), Chairman of the Life Sciences Network Dr William Rolleston ... More >>

Counting Chickens Before They Hatch?

Monday, 1 March 2004, 3:37 pm | Life Sciences Network

Professor Terje Traavik has put his reputation on the line by going public with warnings of serious health risks from GE foods before the research he cites has been published or peer-reviewed, Chairman of the Life Sciences Network Dr William Rolleston said ... More >>

GM Discussion : November 28, 2003

Friday, 28 November 2003, 8:32 pm | Life Sciences Network

1. NZ to sign biotech agreement with Victoria 2. News Update - 28 November 2003 3. Blanket GM ban will put research at risk, MP says 4. Consumer Affairs not giving up on GM labelling 5. Flu experts urge GM vaccine use 6. Lack of funding no limit ... More >>

GM Discussion : November 25, 2003

Tuesday, 25 November 2003, 5:45 pm | Life Sciences Network

1. Farm scale results spun by both sides - Lord May 2. NZBio appoints CEO to lead industry growth 3. Lawyer to study GE ban for Northern Council 4. Europe plans GM plant vaccine trials for 2004 5. Concern grows over EU labelling laws 6. Out of Africa More >>

GM Discussion : November 21, 2003

Friday, 21 November 2003, 6:14 pm | Life Sciences Network

1. GM plantings continue to rise, improve environment 2. Brazilian farmers rush to plant GM soy 3. ERMA not playing God on GE releases 4. Commerce Commission warns A2, ads to change 5. Biotech firms benefit from Govt fund 6. Australia told to review ... More >>

GM Discussion : November 19, 2003

Wednesday, 19 November 2003, 5:40 pm | Life Sciences Network

1. Spotlight on NZ science for APEC event 2. Pig disease eradication may be impossible - MAF 3. Rejecting reason a dangerous game 4. UK policy supports biotech 5. UNESCO ethics panel to meet in Brazil 6. EU officials say GM corn to be approved 7. US biotech ... More >>

GM Discussion : November 13, 2003

Thursday, 13 November 2003, 11:39 pm | Life Sciences Network

1. Expert speaks to MPs considering HART Bill 2. NZ Herald opinion draws response 3. Ombudsman upholds food regs ruling 4. Vatican concludes GM conference 5. Longevity linked to cholesterol gene More >>

GM Discussion : November 4, 2003

Wednesday, 5 November 2003, 12:58 am | Life Sciences Network

1. Report concludes onions pose 'negligible risk' 2. GM onion hearing continues 3. Australia aims to keep up with cloning advances 4. Alarm at pesticide levels in organic produce 5. Organic toxin levels put consumers at risk 6. Agritech giants apply to ... More >>

Life Sciences Network Claims Considerable Credit

Thursday, 30 October 2003, 1:27 pm | 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 annual meeting today. More >>

GM Discussion - NZ Edition : October 28, 2003

Tuesday, 28 October 2003, 5:36 pm | Life Sciences Network

1. Bakery victim of anti-GM politics 2. Greenpeace denies creating food scare 3. Who bears the liability now? 4. Business as usual for Subway Sandwiches 5. Breadmaker awaits Japanese approval of enzyme 6. Last-resort protest ends in arrests 7. Farmers ... More >>

GM Discussion : October 24, 2003

Friday, 24 October 2003, 10:40 pm | Life Sciences Network

1. Putting the record straight about GM & wine 2. Auckland winemaker speaks out in favour of GM 3. ERMA roadshow to tour New Zealand 4. Worms could hold long-life secrets 5. FDA report on cloned animal products due soon 6. Embryo gene screening ... More >>

GM Discussion : October 23, 2003

Thursday, 23 October 2003, 5:40 pm | Life Sciences Network

1. NZ First misses the point 2. NZ First Bill aims to extend moratorium on food 3. GM precautions in place, NZ Royal Society says 4. British PM says GM approval would be science based 5. Scientists to decode Beetle genome 6. Greens co-leader accepts ... More >>

GM Discussion: October 20, 2003

Tuesday, 21 October 2003, 10:14 am | Life Sciences Network

1. Cystic fibrosis campaigner keeps fighting for GE 2. Winegrowers leave the door open 3. UK study criticised by both sides of GM debate 4. Biotech animal feed makes no difference 5. GE crops could be engineered to not flower - ERMA 6. Hope in early ... More >>





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