AgResearch

Ag science just ain't sexy enough

Here’s the looming problem for New Zealand – the scientific institutions that come up with innovations to keep our primary sector industries productive and contributing huge amounts to GDP are failing to attract young kiwi talent to replace the old-timers that are retiring. Hence we have, a few days after Fieldays, the following headline in […]

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GM ruling quashed in Court of Appeal – now what?

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: […]

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Why was CNN in Palmerston North? Methane!

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 […]

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Will Agresearch's Court of Appeal bid pay off?

[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 […]

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