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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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Australian ETS bill passed – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on October 12th, 2011.

The Government’s emissions trading legislation – the Clean Energy Future package – was passed the Australian Lower House of Representatives by 74 votes to 72 after weeks of debate. Although the legislation still has to be approved by the senate, the majority held by the current Government and the Green party in the senate suggest […]

Briefing: Dietary supplements – the good, the bad and the ineffectual

Peter Griffin posted in on November 20th, 2009.

Dietary supplements are an increasingly common part of our lives, but should they be? A sophisticated, multibillion dollar industry exists in supplying dietary supplements. It is not unusual for people to take vitamin and mineral supplements every day, while some rely on caffeine drinks for a daily energy boost and nutrition bars that promise more […]

Are liberties at stake in a proposed DNA law change?

Peter Griffin posted in on February 12th, 2009.

Today’s New Zealand Herald reports that the Justice Minister expects strong public debate over the Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Bill, which allows DNA to be taken from anyone the police ‘intend to charge’ with an imprisonable offence. Earlier this week it was reported in the New Zealand Herald that the Attorney-General Chris Finlayson said […]

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