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PM’s Chief science advisor on sugar, obesity and taxes

John Kerr posted in on July 30th, 2015.

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Prof Sir Peter Gluckman, spoke this morning on the Paul Henry Show discussing the issue of taxes on unhealthy food. You can watch the interview by clicking on the image below.

Fluoridation safe, effective – report

John Kerr posted in on August 22nd, 2014.

A comprehensive report on the safety and efficacy of community water fluoridation aims to put to rest concerns and misinformation over the public health intervention. The addition of fluoride to community drinking water to improve dental health has been taking place in New Zealand since 1954 and currently more than half the population receives fluoridated […]

Get ready for World Science Week

John Kerr posted in on August 7th, 2014.

Clear your news diary for the last week of August, with an unprecedented number of high-level meetings taking place in Auckland that will attract visitors from all over the world. A number of events and public talks are taking place in Auckland this month under the banner of World Science Week New Zealand, supported by […]

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Chief Science Advisor’s climate report in the news

John Kerr posted in on August 2nd, 2013.

The latest report from the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, covering the climate outlook and its potential implications, has been reported on widely in national media. In the report, New Zealand’s changing climate and oceans: The impact of human activity and implications for the future, Prof Sir Peter Gluckman and his Science Advisory […]

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