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IS GM cotton seed oil being used in NZ restaurants?

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10:16 am | GE Free NZ

Genetically engineered (GE) cottonseed oil containing the toxic chemical 2,4-D may be entering New Zealand, as restaurants move away from using canola oil. More >>

Maori Party Must Protect Future of GE-free Regions

Friday, 17 March 2017, 9:05 am | GE Free NZ

The second reading of the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill passed with the conditional support of the Maori Party. More >>

Research finds GE foods not "Substantially Equivalent"

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 9:16 am | GE Free NZ

International research published by a team of scientists show that a total reevaluation of GE foods using comprehensive 'omic' safety tests is urgently needed. More >>

Power Grab Strikes a Rock-Praise for Maori Party

Friday, 23 December 2016, 11:49 am | GE Free NZ

GE Free Northland congratulates the Maori Party for resisting the National Party's attempt to strip councils of their ability to create enforceable GE Free Zones. More >>

New Zealand's GE Free Success Story saved in 2016

Friday, 23 December 2016, 9:27 am | GE Free NZ

New Zealand's export success has been underpinned by its GE-Free status but remains at risk from government policy to promote environmental release of GMOs in agriculture. More >>

Maori Party support of RMA Bill Threatens GE-Free Zones

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 10:48 am | GE Free NZ

GE Free zones from Hawkes Bay to Kaitaia are at risk from the Maori Party’s support of the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill (RLA) through to its second reading. GE Free NZ members are urging the Maori Party to reconsider their support of the Bill ... More >>

Tribunal takes steps towards prosecution for ecocide

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 1:51 pm | GE Free NZ

New Zealanders in Auckland supported the successful Monsanto Tribunal held over the weekend. More >>

GE Free crop zone from Auckland to Cape Reinga

Friday, 23 September 2016, 10:52 am | GE Free NZ

GE Free NZ members welcome the Commissioners’ report supporting the Whangarei and Far North district councils plan changes concerning the use of GE crops in the outdoors. [1] More >>

GE Free from the Bombays to Cape Reinga

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 10:12 am | GE Free NZ

GE Free Northland and the Soil & Health Association are celebrating the Far North and Whangarei District Councils’ decisions to retain precautionary and prohibitive genetically modified organisms (GMOs) provisions in their new District Plans. This ... More >>

Native Tree Plan Shows Positive Face of Scion’s Research

Monday, 12 September 2016, 9:11 am | GE Free NZ

The commercial propagation of indigenous trees in Ngati Whare’s new nursery in Minginui is an exciting development for all New Zealand and shows the benefits of ethical research that does not require release of genetically engineered (GE) organisms ... More >>

Call for Dr. Smith’s resignation

Monday, 5 September 2016, 10:14 am | GE Free NZ

05/09/2016 Call for Dr. Smith’s resignation. The scaremongering and misrepresentation of the Auckland Unitary council’s long term plan shows that Dr. Nick Smith is deliberately twisting and misrepresenting the facts, and raising fears that important medical ... More >>

Proposal to stop GM food labelling denies consumer rights

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 11:35 am | GE Free NZ

Consumers on both sides of the Tasman would be left in the dark under proposals to stop labelling of GMOs being canvassed by the Productivity Commission in Australia.[1] More >>

EPA Report ignores Harmful Effects From Herbicide Ingredient

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 3:37 pm | GE Free NZ

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its re-analysis of the risks from glyphosate — a main ingredient in the commonly used herbicide Roundup. [1] More >>

Councils Band Together to Create Official GM Free Zones

Friday, 29 July 2016, 9:16 am | GE Free NZ

GE Free Northland and the Auckland GE Free Coalition welcome the recommendations of the Auckland Unitary Plan Independent Hearings Panel, to retain the valuable precautionary and prohibitive GMO provisions in the Auckland new Unitary Plan. More >>

GE Trees bad for exports and enviroment

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 4:58 pm | GE Free NZ

Certified timber exports as well as the environment will be put at risk if Genetically Engineered Trees are included in the National Environment Standard for Plantation Forestry (NES-PF). More >>

History of Failures Warrants Local Say on GMOs

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 9:41 am | GE Free NZ

Evidence of regulatory failures by authorities was centre stage at the hearings for The Whangarei and Far North District Councils to finalise plan changes on genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). Three commissioners on the panel heard evidence from ... More >>

Pork and Chicken Producers Urged to Halt GE-feed Imports

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 3:16 pm | GE Free NZ

The Pork and chicken industry should immediately call on their members to remove GE ingredients from their animal feed, and should conduct a survey of producers to establish if there are problems in New Zealand similar to those being observed internationally. ... More >>

GE Crop Report details problems and solutions.

Monday, 23 May 2016, 10:10 am | GE Free NZ

The report on Genetically Engineered Crops: Past Experience and Future Prospects [1] is being misrepresented as giving sweeping general approval of GE foods when it states no such thing. More >>

Breach by EPA and AgResearch on GE Animal Experiments

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 3:42 pm | GE Free NZ

The Honourable Steven Joyce, Minister of Science and Innovation, opened the NZ Scientists Conference at Te Papa saying it was important that sufficient data be provided to allow a Minister to evaluate the effectiveness of research and the publication of ... More >>

Brands like Tegel worth more by listening to consumer demand

Monday, 11 April 2016, 1:47 pm | GE Free NZ

The latest OANZ report [1], confirms that New Zealand companies like Tegel are missing out on meeting consumer demand for ethical and sustainably grown produce. More >>



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