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UK field trial results spark local debate

Monday, 20 October 2003, 9:49 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

The result of field trials in the UK on GM crops are adding weight to debate from both sides of the genetic modification argument, Newstalk ZB reports. New Zealand Green Party co-leader Jeanette F... More... More >>

Response to criticism by Norwegian scientist

Wednesday, 15 October 2003, 10:36 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

A number of people contacted the Life Sciences Network today after the broadcast of an interview with Norway Professor Dr Terje Traavik on National Radio.Concern was widespread among people who li... More... More >>

Offshore dollars beckon Wallaceville scientists

Tuesday, 14 October 2003, 11:26 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

The pull of overseas dollars appears greater than the attractions of Dunedin for some AgResearch scientists from the Wallaceville campus in Upper Hutt. Just seven of the 24-person team have agreed... More... More >>

Life Sciences Say Police Estimates Much Lower

Monday, 13 October 2003, 9:30 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Official Police estimates of the numbers of anti-GM protestors are much lower than the numbers being claimed by activist organisations. More >>

Postcard campaign faces major hurdles

Thursday, 9 October 2003, 10:05 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Attempts by anti-GM activists to persuade Government to extend the GM moratorium by posting 170,000 cards to the Prime Minister may struggle to have an impact.The organisers have distributed the c... More... More >>

NZ markets & image safe, Minister says

Thursday, 9 October 2003, 8:54 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

GE and non-GE crops could be grown in New Zealand without damaging each others potential markets, Environment Minister the Hon Marian Hobbs has said.The Government has argued that case-by-case reg... More... More >>

Sconz tells only half the story

Tuesday, 7 October 2003, 11:30 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

The standard of evidence used by anti-GM groups continues to drop as they become more desperate to change Government policy, Chairman of the Life Sciences Network Dr William Rolleston said today. More >>

First Australasian lab given GM testing approval

Monday, 6 October 2003, 9:44 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

A Victorian laboratory has become the first Australian lab to receive international accreditation to test for genetically modified food, plant products and animal feeds.Dr Lyn Davies from the Melb... More... More >>

Proceeding with caution, by Dr Ashraf Choudhary

Wednesday, 1 October 2003, 9:26 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Nature is the master of genetic shuffling and is constantly sorting and resorting DNA, causing both subtle and profound changes in all living things. People first began their own DNA management thousa... More... More >>

GE onions attract record submissions

Tuesday, 30 September 2003, 11:48 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

More than 1900 people and organisations have made submissions on plans by crown science company Crop and Food Research to field test genetically engineered onions. The previous record number of su... More... More >>

GM Discussion : September 29, 2003

Monday, 29 September 2003, 5:25 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

1. Biosafety Protocol could stifle trade 2. Mis-using the precautionary principle 3. Reaching a sensible conclusion on liability 4. Biotenz News Update - 26 September 2003 5. Vero confirms GM exclusion More >>

Minister says insurance approach not unusual

Monday, 29 September 2003, 8:50 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs says the attitude taken byan insurance company over genetic modification is unsurprising as it reflects the relative "newness" of the technology in New Zealand.... More... More >>

Gene associated with increased stroke risk

Tuesday, 23 September 2003, 9:12 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Researchers in Iceland have identified a gene associated with increased risk for stroke, the third leading cause of death in developed countries that kills 160,000 people each year in the United State... More... More >>

New report condemns biased GM surveys

Tuesday, 23 September 2003, 8:21 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

A report released by Otago University School of Business researchers casts a new light on assertions about impacts of GM on New Zealand trade prospects.The report's authors, John Knight, David Hol... More >>

PPL seeks to sell business

Friday, 19 September 2003, 9:02 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

The Scottish-based biotechnology company, PPL Therapeutics, has confirmed it is seeking to sell its business, including the transgenic sheep flock it is running in New Zealand.There have been ques... More... More >>

Syngenta appears before corn committee

Friday, 19 September 2003, 8:20 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

The Australian head of an international firm whose imported seed is at the centre of the "Corngate" inquiry has told of his astonishment at learning that the original tests that triggered the GM-conta... More... More >>

Male hormones activate heart disease genes

Wednesday, 17 September 2003, 9:09 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Researchers at Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred hospital and the Heart Research Institute say they have discovered a major reason why men are more likely to die from coronary heart disease than women.... More... More >>

NZ First amendment retains moratorium on GE food

Sunday, 14 September 2003, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

New Zealand First has today submitted an amendment to the New Organisms and Other Matters Bill which, if passed, will effectively retain the moratorium on release of GE food until 2005."It was New... More... More >>

Professor Bryan Sykes to visit New Zealand

Friday, 12 September 2003, 8:16 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Best-selling author Professor Bryan Sykes, from the University of Oxford, will be touring New Zealand giving public lectures in October and November. Professor Sykes is The University of Aucklan... More... More >>

Take 5 campaign provides windfall for phone co's

Thursday, 11 September 2003, 11:50 am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

There are serious questions to be asked by Members of Parliament about the ethics of the last-ditch anti-GE campaign being run by the Take5 group says the Chairman of the LSN, Dr William Rolleston. More >>