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Genetic Engineering

Scientists say reviving extinct species is possible, but question its ethics

Woolly mammoths stomp through the Siberian tundra as the giant moa strides the forest floor of New Zealand and Tasmania's dog-like "tigers" stalk their prey under the cover of night.

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 4:58am

Fear of GM crops does not stand up to facts

People everywhere are increasingly vulnerable to the use of what Nobel Prize-winning chemist Irving Langmuir dubbed "pathological science" to justify government regulation or other policies.

2 Jan 2013 - 2:52am 5 comments

Let's say no to GM technology

Genetically modified products are popular in the food industry. Soya beans, potatoes, corns, tomatoes, white radishes - they have all been modified by genetic technology.

GM technology can speed up the production rate of crops and increase their yield. But does the process have no disadvantages or pose no dangers?

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing moves to root out GM crops

A ban on genetically modified crops is finally set to become law amid claims that mainland diners are unwittingly being served up transgenic rice.

The issue has sparked heated debate following media reports that GM rice has already made it on to the dinner plate, but the draft law has been met with criticism that it does not go far enough.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

GM foods and the right to choose

The saying 'you are what you eat' is a good reminder of the need to eat healthily. To do that, one has to know what is in the food and be able to make informed choices. The growing use of biotechnology in food processing, has made access to such information more important. But this has not yet been recognised by the government.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

'GM-free' soy drink claims deceptive, watchdog says

The consumer watchdog has called for mandatory labelling of all food products with genetically modified ingredients after finding some so-called 'GM-free' soy drinks actually contained a significant amount of the material.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am