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David Bellamy Stuns The NZ Science Community

Monday, 28 July 2003, 4:33 pm | Life Sciences Network

World famous science entertainer, Dr David Bellamy, stunned the New Zealand science community today by asserting the SARS virus was the result of genetic engineering. Although there has been some recent media speculation about the origins of the virus ... More >>

Sustainability Council campaign anti-democratic

Friday, 25 July 2003, 11:09 am | Life Sciences Network

The campaign by the Sustainability Council to stop the production of food products derived from genetic modification is anti-democratic the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, said today. More >>

Green Party misreports chicken feeding study

Tuesday, 1 July 2003, 12:14 am | Life Sciences Network

Claims by Green Party spokesperson, Sue Kedgley, that a Canadian chicken feeding study shows GE corn may create unexpected toxins are wrong, the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston said today. More >>

Greenpeace Campaign Against Ingham’s Is Deceitful

Thursday, 12 June 2003, 2:38 pm | Life Sciences Network

The Greenpeace intention to mount a campaign against Ingham’s because their chickens have been fed soy meal derived from environmentally friendly GM soy beans is deceitful the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, said today. More >>

No risk from horizontal gene transfer at Whakamaru

Thursday, 29 May 2003, 11:43 am | Life Sciences Network

There are already nearly four million people in New Zealand excreting the gene which GE-Free NZ claims is such a risk in horizontal gene transfer, the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network said today. More >>

Rural women should show us their new information

Tuesday, 27 May 2003, 10:15 am | Life Sciences Network

“What new information has the Executive of Rural Women discovered which warrants the Government ignoring the Royal Commission on GM?” asked the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network today. More >>

Cooper's Comments About GE Challenged

Thursday, 24 April 2003, 5:22 pm | Life Sciences Network

Scientific reaction has been swift to comments by Oxford University’s Professor Alan Cooper about the implications of a study of ancient DNA on the release of genetically modified organisms into the environment. More >>

Greenpeace barking up the wrong tree on GE soy

Monday, 17 March 2003, 2:10 pm | Life Sciences Network

Rather than trying to stop imports of GE soy for the livestock feed industry in New Zealand and Australia the Greenpeace activists should be welcoming the shipments with open arms, the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, ... More >>

GE-Free NZ sinks to new depths

Monday, 24 February 2003, 9:53 am | Life Sciences Network

Only the truly desperate resort to conspiracy theories the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network Dr William Rolleston said today. More >>

Auckland mothers should follow rules on GM too

Wednesday, 15 January 2003, 4:48 pm | Life Sciences Network

The Life Sciences Network is very confident the attempt by a group of wealthy Auckland mothers to overturn a decision to allow vital scientific research will fail, the Chairman of the LSN, Dr William Rolleston, said today. More >>

Beware The Silly Season On GM

Tuesday, 31 December 2002, 12:18 pm | Life Sciences Network

Reports from the UK that research discloses previously unknown risks with GM canola are wide of the mark and based on an incomplete understanding of the research the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, said today. More >>

GE-free people should follow their own advice

Friday, 15 November 2002, 10:10 am | Life Sciences Network

It would be a good idea if GE-free spokesman Jon Carapiet was to take his own advice the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, said today. More >>

Biotechnology Could Lessen Effects Of Drought

Tuesday, 29 October 2002, 5:52 pm | Life Sciences Network

The impact of the prolonged drought in Australia could be mitigated by the judicious use of biotechnology, said Australian Director of the Life Sciences Network Dr Wendy Craik today. More >>

LSN Relaxed About GE-Ad Appeal

Tuesday, 29 October 2002, 5:50 pm | Life Sciences Network

The Life Sciences Network welcomes the opportunity to once again debate the L-Tryptophan issue in a formal environment, said Chairman of the Life Sciences Network Dr William Rolleston today. More >>

Soil Association Report Politically Motivated

Wednesday, 18 September 2002, 4:29 pm | Life Sciences Network

The publication of a report which is critical of the US experience of gene technology by the UK Soil Association is politically motivated the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston said today. More >>

ERMA Review Must Be Based On Facts

Tuesday, 27 August 2002, 3:31 pm | Life Sciences Network

The proposed review of the Environmental Risk Management Authority is welcomed even if it is likely to be a repeat of the review undertaken by the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, ... More >>

Conduct Inquiry Into Inadvertent Presence Issues

Friday, 9 August 2002, 2:19 pm | Life Sciences Network

The Environment Risk Management Authority should work with MAF Biosecurity to undertake a risk management review of the inadvertent presence of foreign genes in crops like sweet corn and maize, the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, ... More >>

Bioethics Council scrutiny inappropriate

Thursday, 8 August 2002, 10:37 am | Life Sciences Network

“GE-Free NZ obviously misunderstands the role of the Bioethics Council. The Council is an advisory body to the Minister and as such it doesn’t have a role to consider single applications for specific research activity,” the Chairman of the Life Sciences ... More >>

Over 90% of voters support Royal Commission

Monday, 29 July 2002, 9:29 am | Life Sciences Network

"Over 90% of New Zealand voters have supported political parties who endorsed the outcomes of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification," the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, said today. More >>

LSN rejects criticism of its funding sources

Thursday, 25 July 2002, 2:15 pm | Life Sciences Network

The Life Sciences Network strongly rejects any assertion that its Crown Research Institute members inappropriately contributed to the politically neutral information distribution activity undertaken by the Network over the last six weeks. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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