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NZ Herald: Farmers, exporters warn GM animals could damage ‘brand New Zealand’

Peter Griffin posted in on March 3rd, 2010.

Eloise Gibson reports in the NZ Herald on concerns that the development and use of genetically modified animals in New Zealand could damage its overseas image. However, a paper released by the Royal Society has suggested that international attitudes towards GM food and animals may be changing due worries about food security and climate change. […]

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 […]

Dom Post: GE cows face death if super milk rejected

Peter Griffin posted in on March 1st, 2010.

Kiran Chug reports in the Dominion Post that AgResearch may have to slaughter genetically modified cows if a current application to produce more of them is rejected. The application asks that AgResearch use transgenic cows to develop and produce a medicinal milk, but is facing opposition from some groups who say the research is unethical. […]

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