Tagged: AgResearch

When is an experiment a 'bungled' experiment? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin May 03, 2010

I wasn’t in the sharpest frame of mind on Saturday morning after a big night on the town in Auckland with some journalist friends the previous night. However I couldn’t help but notice the headline screaming out from the front page of the New Zealand Herald frontpage as I passed an inner-city dairy. The headline was in … Read More

GM ruling quashed in Court of Appeal – now what? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Mar 29, 2010

The journal Nature features a report from Sydney-based New Zealander Branwen Morgan, looking at the implications of the New Zealand Court of Appeal move to quash an earlier High Court decision that saw Agresearch applications to undertake genetic modification research thrown out. I blogged on the Court of Appeal case in February heading the article: … Read More

Why was CNN in Palmerston North? Methane! - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Mar 03, 2010

It’s a rare event that brings a CNN news crew to New Zealand – an America’s Cup campaign or a Lord of the Rings launch usually. Or in this case a disrupted flight schedule which prevented the crew from heading to its intended destination – Chile. So the newly formed Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre was lucky … Read More

GM ryegrass – at least 7 years away from release - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Mar 02, 2010

The Royal Society’s dispassionate summary of the potential benefits and risks of planting crops of GM forage for farm animals to feed on makes for interesting reading, thought its lack of recommendations on a way forward for GM in New Zealand may leave you wondering what the message from science actually is. At the Science Media Centre … Read More

Will Agresearch's Court of Appeal bid pay off? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jan 26, 2010

[UPDATED: An ERMA spokesperson got in touch to clarify that ERMA isn’t party to the appeal – “In the High Court, GE Free challenged ERMA’s right to receive the applications from AgResearch. AgResearch appealed the High Court decision, and we were in court yesterday to assist in any way we could and to seek clarification of ERMA’s powers under the … Read More

Scared of letting go? - The Scientist NZ

Aaron Small Oct 19, 2009

There was an interesting article on Stuff.co.nz last week about Crown Research Institute AgResearch having to find work overseas in order to meet the NZ Government's demands for a 9% dividend - which has come under criticism from some.I agree with CEO,... Read More

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