It’s official: Vietnam licenses genetically modified organisms

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It’s official: Vietnam licenses genetically modified organisms

Vietnam has approved the importation of several genetically-modified (GM) corn varieties and left it to the environment ministry to decide whether to plant the controversial crops on a massive scale.

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Thua Thien-Hue looks to welcome 3 million tourists in 2014

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VGP - Tourism industry of the central province of Thua Thien- Hue has announced a large-scale tourism promotion campaign with discounts of up to 50% for many services in an effort to meet its target of 3 million visitors in 2014.

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National Day and Full Moon promotions at The Grand Ho Tram Strip

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National Day and Full Moon promotions at The Grand Ho Tram Strip

The Grand Ho Tram Strip, Vietnam's first large scale integrated resort based in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, yesterday announced of its special promotion programme for the week of National Day Holiday and Mid-Autumn Festival from August 30 to September 8.

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Thua Thien-Hue targets 3 million tourist arrivals in 2014

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VOV News English 1 day(s) ago 1 related news

Tourism industry of the central province of Thua Thien- Hue has just introduced a large-scale tourism promotion with discounts of up to 50% for many services in an effort to meet its target of 3 million visitors in 2014.

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Thua Thien-Hue targets 3 million tourist arrivals in 2014

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VietnamPlus English 2 day(s) ago 1 related news

Tourism industry of the central province of Thua Thien- Hue has just introduced a large-scale tourism promotion with discounts of up to 50% for many services in an effort to meet its target of 3 million visitors in 2014.

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Earthquake hits Son La

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Earthquake hits Son La

An earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale hit the northern mountainous province of Son La's Muong La District at 6.50am today.

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Magnitude 4 earthquake rattles Son La Province

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Magnitude 4 earthquake rattles Son La Province

An earthquake measuring four on on the Richter scale occurred in the northern province of Son La early this morning, August 20.

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Genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue in Brazil

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A UK-based biotech firm is developing a new weapon to kill off the dengue virus. Researchers in Brazil are producing millions of male mosquitoes genetically modified with a gene that kills off their offspring. The plan is to release the GM males into the wild where they will mate with females who will give birth to mosquitoes that carry a gene that kills them before they reach maturity. The scientist say that if done on a large scale, the dengue-carrying...

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Genetically modified corn approved, farmers still wait for permission to plant

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Genetically modified corn approved, farmers still wait for permission to plant

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has allowed the use of four varieties of genetically modified corn for animal feed, but farmers still need to get permission from the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) to grow them on a large scale.

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Australian live cattle imports explode

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Australian live cattle imports explode

(VOV) - The number of live cattle imported into Vietnam from Australia over the past two years has increased nearly 90fold since the 2011-2012 fiscal year, according to the Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

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Ba Ria-Vung Tau launches vaccination campaign against measles

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More than 261,000 children under 14 in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau will be vaccinated against measles-rubella as part of a 2014-2015 vaccination drive announced by the local Health Department on August 15.

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VN-Singapore industrial park to bring new face to Phu Quoc

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VietnamPlus English 7 day(s) ago

A Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park is expected to bring a new face to the island district of Phu Quoc in southern Kien Giang province, with upgraded transport infrastructure and modern urban areas.

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Ebola crisis vastly underestimated, says WHO

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Ebola crisis vastly underestimated, says WHO

The scale of the Ebola outbreak appears to be "vastly underestimated", the UN's health agency says, as the death toll from the disease reaches 1,069.

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Australian Government aids small-scale humanitarian projects

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Australian Government aids small-scale humanitarian projects

VGP - The Australian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on August 13 formally launched the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) for development projects in the central and southern provinces of Viet Nam from Da Nang southwards.

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Good signs for handicraft exports

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Good signs for handicraft exports

(VOV) - A pick up in the pace of handicraft orders from Japan and China have flooded the Vietnamese market recently, creating an opportunity for the industry to achieve its export turnover target of US$1.6 billion this year.

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