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High Court orders conviction of GM crop protestors

Published: Thu 6 Nov 2003 05:42 PM
High Court orders conviction of GM crop protestors
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
GE issues needle Russell Brown
Scary GE headline for today: GM pine trees in disease probe in the Herald, Russell Brown writes in Hard News. The allegation of a historical biosecurity breach seems worthy of further examination, ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5256
Geneticist's departure a huge loss
Auckland University's first full professor of medical genetics, Dr Ingrid Winship, is leaving the country little more than a month after giving her inaugural lecture. South African-born Dr Winship... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5255
GM Bill open for public comment
The South Australian Government is seeking to allow the commercial planting of genetically modified crops in that state from 2006. It's released a draft Bill about the control of GM crops for publ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5261
Experts to decide on GM canola crop
Advisors to the New South Wales Department of Agriculture on genetically modified crops will this afternoon consider whether a canola crop which has been found in breach of rules governing GM trials s... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5260
ERMA hearing ends
A three-day hearing into an application to field test genetically engineered (GE) onions ended yesterday. The Environmental Risk Management Authority (Erma) is considering an application by Lincol... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5259
GE onion partner has local business
The company named as field testers for genetically engineered (GE) onions, Seminis, has a vegetable seeds business in Masterton. But it says there will be no field trials of GE onions in Wairarapa... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5258
Gene genie a life saver
You might not have noticed, amid all the National Party leadership brouhaha, but last week the moratorium on genetic modification was lifted, Labour Party MP John Tamihere writes.Out of the heated... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5253
Reality check for organics industry
High levels of a cancer-causing natural toxin have been found in every single organic cornmeal product tested by the UK's food safety watchdog, the Food Standards Agency, Alex Avery writes. That's... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5254
GE Free Canterbury to target Labour conference
Saturday Nov. 8, 2.00 pm, Bridge of RemembranceGE Free Canterbury are taking their concerns regarding the lifting of the GE moratorium to the Labour Party this weekend. It will be part of a coal... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5252
New Vice Chancellor appointed at Otago
Internationally-renowned cancer researcher David Skegg has been chosen as the University of Otago's new Vice Chancellor. Professor Skegg will replace Graeme Fogelberg who retires next year. Un... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5262

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