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Brexit: what does it mean for science? Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on June 27th, 2016.

Brexit is a reality – Britain has voted to leave the European Union. With the shock waves beginning to be felt, our colleagues at the Australian and UK Science Media Centres collected the following expert commentary from scientists regarding the implications of the Brexit vote. From the AusSMC: Professor Les Field AM FAA is Secretary […]

WHO warns of Zika spreading to Europe – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on May 19th, 2016.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that there is a “low to moderate” risk of of a Zika virus disease outbreak occurring during late spring and summer in the European Region. The WHO’s new risk assessment report released today, notes that countries where Aedes mosquitoes are present are more likely to experience a Zika […]

EU passes new law on GM crops

John Kerr posted in on January 14th, 2015.

The European Parliament has passed new legislation allowing member states to make up their own minds on banning genetically modified crops. The new law gives EU member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops even if they have been approved by the European Food Safety Authority (Efsa). Read more in coverage […]

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EU votes against bee-harming pesticides – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on April 30th, 2013.

The European Commission has voted in favour of a two-year moratorium on the use of a pesticide known to harm bees. Neonicotinoid chemicals in pesticides have been blamed for falling bee numbers and the European Commission says they should be restricted to crops not attractive to bees and other pollinators. The Commission’s action is a […]

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