All news articles for October 2012

Supreme Court dithers over GM moratorium

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Supreme Court dithers over GM moratorium

By RJ Whitehead

Will they, won’t they or might they? In spite of a report filed by a panel of Indian agriculture experts calling for the government to impose a moratorium on open field trials of GM crops, the Supreme Court (SC)—which commissioned the report—has refused...

Vietnam going all out for growth in seafood exports

Vietnam going all out for growth in seafood exports

By RJ Whitehead

The Vietnamese seafood industry is eyeing exports worth $10-10.5bn by 2020, according to a leading trade official, although judging by recent trends, this might be a difficult task.

Health minister slams “Couch Potato” award for NZ’s growing obesity

Minister slams NZ's “Couch Potato” award for obesity

By RJ Whitehead

The New Zealand government has lashed out against the recent Couch Potato Awards, which pitted arch-rivals Australia and New Zealand against each other to decide which country has made the least effort to implement obesity policies.

Foreign investment needed for Australasia to become Asia’s food bowl

Foreign funds needed for Oceania to become Asia’s food bowl

By Ankush Chibber

The agri-food sector in Australia and New Zealand will have to overcome a host of barriers if it is to tap the opportunities presented by rapidly developing Asian countries, and the biggest of these hurdles is capital.