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Viewpoint: Organic farming’s 44% productivity gap makes for a facile sustainability case, New Zealand agricultural scientist says

Viewpoint: Organic farming’s 44% productivity gap makes for a facile sustainability case, New Zealand agricultural scientist says

Jacqueline Rowarth | New Zealand Herald | 
With all the research and information available it is extraordinary that the myth of organics – that the food is ...
Former New Zealand EPA chief scientist says agrochemicals help 'provide safe and affordable food'

Former New Zealand EPA chief scientist says agrochemicals help ‘provide safe and affordable food’

Jacqueline Rowarth | New Zealand Herald | 
The US Department of Agriculture has calculated that pesticides have become less toxic, more potent (leading to lower application rates), ...

Regenerative agriculture is a ‘nonsense’ solution to climate change, soil scientist warns

New Zealand Herald | 
People need to "wake up" and realize regenerative agriculture is "just nonsense", says Dr Doug Edmeades. In fact, the Hamilton-based ...
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Viewpoint: To feed the world with minimal environmental impact, we can’t rely on organic farming

If the goal in farming is feeding an increasing population with least impact, conventional agriculture is the approach most likely ...
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GMO ryegrass could help mitigate climate change, but research, regulatory hurdles remain

New Zealand Herald | 
AgResearch principal scientist Dr Greg Bryan recently returned from the United States where the Crown Research Institute is conducting field ...
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Roundup ban? Glyphosate-free farming would mean higher food prices

Jacqueline Rowarth | New Zealand Herald | 
Food production without the use of glyphosate (commonly sold as Roundup) to control weeds, will mean increased food prices. ...

The disconnect between predictions of a ‘bee-apocalypse’ and rising bee populations

New Zealand Herald | 
Media stories around bee-apocalypse and imminent collapse of the human food system require a dose of reality. ... There are ...
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New Zealand farmers group drops lawsuit, paving way for local GMO bans

Jamie Morton | New Zealand Herald | 
Federated Farmers has dropped a legal battle against rulings allowing regional councils to decide whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can ...
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1 in 4 carry mutation that increases risk of depression as they grow older

Abigail Miller | New Zealand Herald | 
A quarter of the US population carries a gene that makes people more likely to develop depression as they age, ...
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‘Super milk’: Offspring of GE cows retain hypoallergenic modifications

Jamie Morton | New Zealand Herald | 
In 2012, Daisy the genetically engineered dairy calf made headlines around the world after researchers at AgResearch used a genetic ...

New Zealand anti-GMO activists’ rejection of gene editing could have dire economic consequnces

Will Barker | New Zealand Herald | 
New Zealand urgently needs to have an informed discussion on new science technologies — and genetically modified organisms (GMO) and ...
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“In Vitro Meat Cookbook” visualizes humane meat-eating of future

New Zealand Herald | 
Dutch-based scientists, chefs and artists have launched the world's first cookbook for lab-grown meat - serving up a bizarre assortment ...

GE foods make comeback in New Zealand

Rebecca Reider | New Zealand Herald | 
The GE-free movement was one of the great activist successes in New Zealand history. In 1999, 20,000 people marched down ...

Gene doping may be the next dangerous athletic cheat

Andrew Alderson | New Zealand Herald | 
"Bionic man is not far away". That's the assessment of World Anti-Doping Agency director-general David Howman as his organisation prepares ...

Causes of cancer may lurk in the unsequenced gaps of the human genome

Jamie Morton | New Zealand Herald | 
The DNA sequence of the human genome is an iconic breakthrough in biology. Originally released more than 10 years ago, ...

Auckland Council at odds with government on stricter GM rules

Isaac Davison | New Zealand Herald | 
Auckland Council and the Government are on a collision course over rules for genetically modified crops after councillors decided to ...

Genetic tests reveal need for vitamins

Martin Johnston | New Zealand Herald | 
Genetic testing and a vitamin supplement helped dietitian Dr Sylvia Escott-Stump find a stable path for her son after he ...

GM government panel warns New Zealand that it could miss the GM bus

Jamie Morton | New Zealand Herald | 
New Zealand has been issued an ultimatum by GM heavyweights - change our tune on genetically modified food or watch ...
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