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GM feeding study in pigs – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on June 13th, 2013.

A study examining the long-term health effects in pigs of a diet containing genetically modified crops has been published this week in the Journal of Organic Systems. The 168 pigs in the study were fed a diet of either GM or non-GM corn and soy over the course of their normal commercial lifespan (just over […]

Greener pastures? GM forage crops in New Zealand

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 2nd, 2010.

ONLINE BRIEFING: Tues 2 March 2010, 10:30 a.m. Drought-resistance, reduced greenhouse gas emissions intensity, superior nutrition for livestock — these are some of the benefits promised by researchers developing genetically modified pasture crops. But will these be enough to convince farmers — and the wider public — to accept GM pastures? No GM pasture crop […]

NZ Herald: Scientists plan human genes for cows, goats

Peter Griffin posted in on March 1st, 2010.

Eloise Gibson reports in the New Zealand Herald on a proposal to put human genes into livestock with the aim of creating a special type of milk. The application, by AgResearch, is currently under consideration by ERMA, and faces opposition from groups who believe the research is unethical. An excerpt: (read in full here) “AgResearch […]

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