Agriculture Minister Damian O’Connor has said New Zealand “needs to have a sensible, mature conversation about genetic engineering.”
31 July 2019
22 March 2019
Two decades on since ‘100% Pure’ New Zealand is slipping behind in environmental innovation. We need to act now to preserve our hard-won global image, writes James Araci. This year will be the 20th anniversary of New Zealand’s ‘100% Pure’ tourism campaign. Whatever you think of that slogan, there’s no doubt it has created billions of … Continue reading "Whatever happened to the plan to make Aotearoa a green tech giant?"
Auckland – New Zealand urgently needs a biotech strategy because it is critical to the future of the country’s economy, BiotechNZ executive director Zahra Champion says.
27 February 2019
In April, Callaghan Innovation launches Scale-Up New Zealand, a free online platform with verified information on Aotearoa New Zealand’s vibrant innovation ecosystem.
19 February 2019
14 November 2018
The founder of one of New Zealand’s biggest biotech companies, Dr Sean Simpson, is back in New Zealand this week attending key board meetings for the next wave of Kiwi success stories, BiotechNZ executive director Zahra Champion says. Simpson, the founder of LanzaTech which started life in a Kiwi basement in 2005 and has gone on to … Continue reading "Major NZ clean tech company head in NZ to promote biotech"
Argenta Limited, a New Zealand animal health company, has worked with Medicines Development for Global Health (MDGH), a not-for-profit Australian biopharmaceutical company, to gain US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval of an innovative treatment for river blindness.
28 June 2018
02 March 2018
Beef and Lamb New Zealand commissioned the study to better understand the shifts in food, food production technology and consumer trends and distinguish the hype from reality. The report shows alternative proteins are likely to become a major competitor to some of New Zealand’s red meat products and the sector must respond with a clear … Continue reading "Alternative proteins research published"
The Earth Bank of Codes wants to collect the genetic sequence of the natural world–and let countries make money from the scientific breakthroughs that would result, rather than selling their natural resources.
28 February 2018
In the United Kingdom, researchers from The University of Edinburgh, The Roslin Institute and Scotland’s Rural College found that the types of microbes and enzymes in cow stomachs that help them digest plant-based diets into energy could prove useful for developing new biofuels as well as help meat and dairy production.
28 February 2018