Tagged: GMOs

Should genetically modified organisms be part of our conservation efforts? - Guest Work

Guest Work Nov 16, 2016

By Fern Wickson, GenØk – Centre for Biosafety Biotechnology is rapidly evolving through developments in genome editing and synthetic biology, giving birth to new forms of life. This technology has already given us genetically modified (GM) plants that produce bacterial pesticides, GM mosquitos that are sterile and GM mice that develop human cancers. Now, new biotechnological techniques … Read More

Gene editing and GMOs in NZ, part three - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 12, 2014

As a short addition to my previous two articles on Gene editing and GMOs in New Zealand, readers might like to read the arguments presented in an article just published, Moving Beyond the GM Debate, by Ottoline Leyser.[1] The article is one of two Perspectives in the PLoS Genetics’ The Promise of Plant Translational Research collection and is open-access (i.e. free to be … Read More

Gene editing and GMOs in NZ, part two – is the law out of date? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 02, 2014

(If you’re not a biologist, you may prefer to start with part one. There’s also a third part.) Are the GMO-related clauses of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996 out of date? Perhaps it’s time to start working on a replacement. Recently a legal ruling in New Zealand overturned a previous … Read More

Fox News and GMO's - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Dec 31, 2013

I saw this clip on TV this morning (I didn’t realise what we see from Fox on Sky is a month old) and was “impressed” with the degree of muddled science and scaremongering they managed to put into such a short clip.   inaccurate science (confusing viruses, bacteria with genes) – check oversimplification of the science (“food made in … Read More