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National concern over 1080 threat

John Kerr posted in on March 11th, 2015.

A criminal threat to contaminate infant formula powder with the pesticide 1080 has been made public by authorities, who remain adamant that New Zealand milk is safe. The threat was made public at a press conference yesterday where police and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) outlined an extortion attempt aiming to stop the use […]

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Bioterrorism concerns over virus research – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on December 21st, 2011.

Scientists seeking to publish highly controversial studies on the avian influenza virus H5N1 have agreed to remove key details from manuscripts describing their work following requests from the U.S. National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSSAB). This effective censorship of scientific research – including potential to create airborne contagions – has sparked debate over the […]

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