GM politics stifling good policy: Edwards

SOUTH Australian Liberal Senator Sean Edwards says an outbreak of beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers in his home State this season.

But he believes the potential solution – strengthened plant biotechnology research – is being stifled by SA Agriculture Minister Leon Bignell’s penchant for putting politics ahead of science based policy-making.

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NZGL 2014 Impacts and Outcomes report released

New Zealand Genomics Limited (NZGL) has released its 2014 Impacts and Outcomes Report, showing a substantial increase in the number and range of research projects supported within the New Zealand research environment.

The genomics infrastructure service provider was established in 2010 to provide New Zealand scientists with an integrated suite of genomic services involving gene sequencing, bioinformatics and genomics appropriate IT.

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Eight Wire Cloud Solution Heads For The US

Another example of the stunning companies where angel investors have the opportunity to contribute their enthusiasm, experience and networks.

A New Zealand-based data management startup aiming to revolutionise the way businesses move data to the cloud has just launched in the US after a whirlwind 11 months in its own backyard.

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NZX Backs NZ’s Growing Angel Movement

NZX, the operator of New Zealand’s stock exchange, has thrown its support in behind New Zealand’s growing angel movement, by sponsoring the Angel Association of New Zealand (AANZ).

Angels are businesspeople who invest their money and often their time in early-stage and startup companies in order to help them grow and become the next generation of employers and innovators.

This partnership between AANZ and NZX is an important one as it not only provides extra resource to help New Zealand angels develop their skills and networks on a national basis, it also strengthens ties for companies-backed by angel investors with the more formal capital markets, says Marcel van den Assum, an angel investor and chairman of the AANZ.

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