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MannGram®: experts ousted by children

Monday, 12 October 2015, 2:46 pm | Robert Mann

A blaze of publicity has been staged around an Orewa College year-13 pupil, a Ms Palmer, for her presentation "Synthetic Biology - Engineering the Future" (now viewable at >), for ... More >>

The Fluoridation Experiment Should Cease

Thursday, 26 September 2013, 4:33 pm | Robert Mann

I made a paid hobby, in my academic career, of publicising several health hazards. The first, in 1971 - aerial spraying of 2,4,5-T - provoked anti-fluoridation activists to accost me for help. I wouldn't have anything to do with them; Prof Edson (Otago) ... More >>

Why all the fuss about GM food?

Saturday, 29 June 2013, 12:35 pm | Robert Mann

*To get beyond hackneyed pro/anti tropes, we need to reflect more upon the importance of power More >>

A Long-term Toxicology Study On Pigs Fed a Mixed GM Diet

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 3:44 pm | Robert Mann

1 June 2013 This is a briefing about the contents of a new, peer-reviewed scientific paper titled: A long-term toxicology study on pigs fed a combined genetically modified (GM) soy and GM corn maize diet, by Dr Judy Carman, Howard Vlieger, Dr Larry Ver ... More >>

Evidence of GMO Harm In Pig Study

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 3:41 pm | Robert Mann

A groundbreaking new study [1] shows that pigs were harmed by the consumption of feed containing genetically modified (GM) crops. More >>

A Tale of Two Commissions

Wednesday, 13 March 2013, 12:19 pm | Robert Mann

Public inquiries into controversial technology have a mixed history in New Zealand. Having proposed in 1973 a public investigation of nuclear power, I was then sufficiently encouraged by the proceedings of the Royal Commission on Nuclear Power that in 1977 ... More >>

Big Conservation Group Suppresses Criticism Of GM

Tuesday, 12 August 2008, 12:36 am | Robert Mann

The Royal NZ Forest & Bird Protection Society is (last time I checked) the world's largest conservation group, as a proportion of the host nation population. Here is evidence that this group is using wrongful methods to suppress informed discussion ... More >>

International Protest Demanding A Ban On GM Trees

Thursday, 21 February 2008, 4:20 pm | Robert Mann

The "concern is based on the fact that the genetic manipulation being undertaken is aimed at consolidating and further expanding a model of monoculture tree plantations that has already proven to result in serious social and environmental impacts." More >>

GM-eggplant challenged in Supreme Court of India

Monday, 7 August 2006, 11:19 am | Robert Mann

In a type of action not available in many countries, an Indian citizen is challenging proposed field-trials of a particularly obnoxious GM-eggplant. Several scientists have deposed statements in support - here's mine. More >>

Film Review: The World's Fastest Indian

Friday, 14 October 2005, 11:22 am | Robert Mann

My wife - not a cycles fan - and BantamAce Les Harris, 80, attended the Auckland premiere last night. We all found it well worthwhile. But I cannot say the movie is as good as it could reasonably have been. More >>

Suppressed letter to editor

Tuesday, 12 July 2005, 11:44 am | Robert Mann

If gene-tampering were so scientifically sound as claimed by its promotors such as Dr Tony Conner (22 Feb), wouldn't a more accurate and well-mannered style be forthcoming from them? Instead, the letters you print from enthusiasts for genetic manipulation ... More >>

Robert Mann: Euphoric Cornucopianism Mischievous

Wednesday, 4 May 2005, 12:56 am | Robert Mann

Owen McShane tries ( Owen McShane: If Stone Age had run out of rocks... - 'NZ' Herald 15 April ) to pour oil on the troubled waters of energy policy, especially wishing to soothe fears of the oil peak - the imminent maximum supply rate after which oil ... More >>

Robert Mann: Ownership Matters

Thursday, 28 April 2005, 12:05 am | Robert Mann

The spectacular twentieth century was convulsed repeatedly by wars over ownership. The first decade, known to us as the Edwardian period, was generally peaceful & prosperous in the British Empire and many other regions, but Communism got going in Russia and ... More >>

DNA Ikon Challenged By NZ Scientists

Friday, 12 December 2003, 10:57 am | Robert Mann

Auckland, NZ 11-12-03 -- The ikonic status of "the" Double Helix model for DNA has been challenged anew by scientists of New Zealand, India, and England in the latest issue of Current Science: More >>

GM PR Spreading Falsehoods Thicker & Faster

Tuesday, 9 December 2003, 1:28 pm | Robert Mann

The 10-11-03 rave on Scoop 'GE witch hunts ' by Lance Kennedy , also promulgated by the NZ "Life Sciences" propaganda agency , sets new records for misleading promotion of GM food (GMF). Here I correct some of Lance Kennedy's worst errors. More >>

P.R. Language-Sabotage To Push Gene-Tampering

Friday, 26 July 2002, 3:18 pm | Robert Mann

Almost every significant public utterance from the gene-tampering trade has been massaged, morphed, varnished & warped by the depraved trade of mercenary deception - PR. Last time I heard, Monsanto employed a couple dozen PR operatives - some with ... More >>

Guest Opinion: Let It Loose ?

Friday, 7 June 2002, 1:48 pm | Robert Mann

COMMENT: WAIT UNTIL GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS HAVE BEEN PROPERLY STUDIED Most Kiwis favour the status quo on genetic manipulation First Published National Business Review June 7 2002 p 17 By Robert Mann* More >>

Robert Mann - GE Letter To Members Of Parliament

Friday, 26 October 2001, 2:20 pm | Robert Mann

Dear Helen, I am proferring my brief advice on what to do about the report of the Royal Commission. Despite what the IBAC tells you, gene-tampering is in some cases dangerous, capable of creating unprecedented hazards some of which can multiply to ... More >>

Open Letter To Minister Of Conservation

Thursday, 23 August 2001, 9:53 am | Robert Mann

Please accept my congratulations on your handling of the proposed expansion of rock-crushing on public land near Reefton. More >>

A Tale Of Two Commissions

Monday, 6 August 2001, 10:42 am | Robert Mann

Public inquiries into controversial technology have a mixed history in New Zealand. Having proposed in 1973 a public investigation of nuclear power, I was then sufficiently encouraged by the proceedings of the Royal Commission on Nuclear Power that in 1977 ... More >>





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