The media have reported widely on the viewpoints put forward by science and industry at this week’s Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference.
The conference, held in Rotorua, was described by Dr William Rolleston, Vice President of Federated Farmers, as the ‘biotechnology equivalent of the Rugby World Cup.’
The Science Media Centre held a media briefing with several of the key speakers earlier in the week, allowing journalists around the country an insight into the issues being discussed at the conference.
Radio New Zealand: NZ urged to embrace GM technology
New Zealand Herald: GM panel warns NZ it could miss bus
Also of interest were to editorials which covered issues arising from the conference
New Zealand Herald: Global GE use should spur a rethink here
Waikato Times: GE scientists need chance