Ag biotech conference in the news

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.

You can listen back to the briefing and view slides here.

Selected coverage:

Radio New Zealand: NZ urged to embrace GM technology

Newstalk ZB: Calls for agriculture investment to help curb food crisis

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