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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Dialogue or direct action?

There is a very interesting initiative to create a dialogue under way in Britain. Anti-GM activists have indicated that at the end of May they are going to destroy approved field experiments of genetically modified wheat, performed by a very … Continue reading

View from our antipodes

Two recent news items have highlighted an increasing discussion in Europe on the need for more early stage and discovery research to meet two major challenges: driving innovation for economic growth, and responding to emerging global issues such as food … Continue reading