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A healthy and resilient world needs biotech innovation

The COVID-19 crisis has delivered a devastating blow to every segment of our society, and our nation’s agriculture sector is no exception, says Ryan F. Quarles (Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner and President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA)).
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Science terms everyday, everywhere

Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield provided a COVID-19 update on COVID-19 daily and both use terminology like genomic testing, genomic sequencing, DNA, vaccines, viruses, cells, antibodies, epidemiology, microbiology and handwashing, masks and NZ COVID Tracer app in the same breath.
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Medicinal cannabis summit timely given economic challenges

t’s only two months until New Zealand’s first medicinal cannabis summit, MedCan 2020, with organisers saying the economic potential of New Zealand’s most exciting sunrise industry is more important than ever before.
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Annual Meeting Presentation

For those members who were unable to join us for the Annual Meeting on 21st July 2020, you can view the meeting presentation here.
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The precautionary principle

The Precautionary Principle, there are many definitions, but the most common expression today claims that a practice, substance or technology must be banned or prohibited if it cannot be proven (with certainty) to be safe. R
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Congratulations to our dames and knights and our ongoing fight

Congratulations to our Neonatal expert Professor Jane Harding as she is now one of the Dame Companions of the New Zealand Order of Merit (NZOM). Congratulations also to medical researcher Professor Robert Elliott who has been appointed Knight Companions of the NZOM.