Viewing posts from: October 2017

2 new CRISPR tools overcome the scariest parts of gene editing

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Several years ago, scientists discovered a technique known as CRISPR/Cas9, which allowed them to edit DNA more efficiently than ever before.

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New Zealand will get blindsided by artificial meat and milk

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New Zealand will be left behind if the country doesn’t embrace the future of meat and milk, says columnist and former Federated Farmers Whanganui president Rachel Stewart.

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Dr Clyde Smith interviewed by Andrew Patterson

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Follow the link to listen to Andrew Pattersons interview with Dr Clyde Smith starts at 22:30

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Peter Jackson eyes up opportunities in leading edge food business

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After conquering the movie industry, Sir Peter Jackson is now focusing on the plant-based protein business.

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Fonterra confident dairy will always trump synthetic alternatives

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Fonterra Cooperative Group is confident the complexity of cow milk will always trump plant-based alternatives, which the Prime Minister’s chief science adviser Peter Gluckman sees as posing an “existential threat” to the country’s economic fortunes.

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Synthetic foods to have ‘major impact’ within 10 to 15 years – Sir Peter Gluckman

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New Zealand may need to reconsider its approach to genetically modified crops to respond to the economic threat presented by synthetic milk and meat, the Prime Minister’s chief science adviser, Sir Peter Gluckman, has suggested.

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Oritain’s fingerprints all over NZBIO trophy

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Wellington New Zealand October 12 2017: Oritain, a company that detects food fraud using “fingerprints” in the chemical compositions of plants, soils, water and animal feed, is New Zealand’s Biotechnology Company of the Year.

Oritain, which grew out of Otago University, works with companies around the world and locally with the likes of Synlait, Alliance Group, NZ Honey Company and Lewis Road Creamery.

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