BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 26/3

Published: Mon 29 Mar 2004 10:29 AM
Daily Highlights
1. Govt doubts councils rights to ban GMOs
2. Political row flares over GM bans
3. Insurance cover assured for GM canola trials
4. Soya fuel offers greener future
5. FDA wants drug label cautions
6. Drug companies & mental health
Govt doubts councils rights to ban GMOs
The Government has poured cold water on Northland hopes of controlling the release of genetically modified organisms in the region. Responding to a legal opinion from an environment lawyer, the Go...
Political row flares over GM bans
Australia's federal government has attacked state governments for banning genetically modified (GM) crops, saying they risked making the country's farmers uncompetitive. Victoria state Wednesd...
Insurance cover assured for GM canola trials
Insurance companies have assured farmers there is cover available for growers interested in being involved in Genetically Modified canola trials, following a meeting today organised by the NSW Farmers...
Soya fuel offers greener future
American biochemists want to power airplanes with soya oil to help reduce consumption of petroleum fuels that are driving global warming, according to the New Scientist magazine.By adding a certai...
FDA wants drug label cautions
Patients on some popular antidepressants should be closely monitored for warning signs of suicide, the US government stressed in asking the makers of 10 drugs to add the caution to their labels.Al...
Drug companies & mental health
In light of GlaxoSmithKline's reported recent threat to take Pharmac to court 'after publishing reported links between popular antidepressant Aropax, or Paroxetine, and adolescent suicide.' and 'Th...
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