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High value foods targeted in first National Science Challenge

Steven Joyce

Biosecurity officials mystified by lone Whangarei fruit fly, won’t change port protocols

Queensland fruit fly

Thermo Fisher applies to acquire Life Technologies in US$13.6B global merger

Thermo Fisher Scientific's Clinical Chemistry Analysers

Scott Technology FY profit falls 16 percent as strong kiwi erodes margins; pays special centenary dividend

Scott Tech 12-month price history (

Scott Technology, the industrial automation firm, reported a 16 percent fall in annual profit as the strong currency eroded margins for the exporter, while declaring a special dividend marking its 100th year in operation.

Fonterra confirms dispute with Danone following recall, denies liability

Fonterra Cooperative Group said it is in talks with Danone after its recall of whey protein concentrate hurt sales of Karicare infant formula made by the French dairy company's Nutricia unit.

Too much instinct, too little evidence in policy-making, says Gluckman

Peter Gluckman