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Government Freeze On Toxic Biotech Crops Urgently Needed

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 2:28 pm | GE Free NZ

GE Free NZ is calling on the government to place a moratorium on all new GE food applications, withdraw all existing GE foods and conduct studies on their safety, following tests showing toxicity to animals and humans. More >>

Trade Deal Threatens Farmers and Food Businesses

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 10:55 am | GE Free NZ

The secret Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations are a direct threat to food businesses and farmers, and a moratorium on the release of GE crops must be enshrined in law before the TPP is signed. More >>

Evidence Supports GE Moratorium

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 10:40 am | GE Free NZ

Federated Farmers spokesman Graham Smith's call for a 'rethink' on release of GeneticallyEngineered organisms is misguided, and instead it is time for a formal moratorium on GMOs in the environment.(1) More >>

World Food Day promotes Agroecology not GE technology

Monday, 20 October 2014, 8:20 am | GE Free NZ

The UN has stated that agroecology is a major solution to feeding the world and caring for the earth. More >>

Questions Raised Over Cow Deaths

Monday, 15 September 2014, 2:20 pm | GE Free NZ

The death of 200 cows after eating a new variety of PGG Wrightsons HT swedes [1] is a disaster for New Zealand farmers. More >>

Fonterra China Deal Demands Safe Supply Chain

Monday, 1 September 2014, 4:43 pm | GE Free NZ

The future success of Fonterra’s deal to sell infant formula in China [1] requires all milk it uses be safe and for Fonterra to secure its supply chain from contamination by GE DNA and pesticide residues. There is now significant risk from importations ... More >>

Fonterra China Deal Demands Safe Supply Chain

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 11:58 am | GE Free NZ

The future success of Fonterra’s deal to sell infant formula in China [1] requires all milk it uses be safe and for Fonterra to secure its supply chain from contamination by GE DNA and pesticide residues. There is now significant risk from importations ... More >>

Dairy farmers and consumers at risk from unapproved GE Grain

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:48 am | GE Free NZ

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) must immediately test all maize and soy for presence of unapproved GE lines coming from the Americas. More >>

Conference Highlights Food Safety, Sustainable Agriculture

Friday, 15 August 2014, 9:30 am | GE Free NZ

China Conference Highlights Food Safety and Sustainable Agriculture The deleterious effects of GE foods and their related pesticides were aired at the Food Safety & Sustainable Agriculture Forum 2014, held in Beijing on July 25-26. More >>

Loss of AgResearch Scientists is Detrimental For Farmers

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 10:15 am | GE Free NZ

The further loss of scientific expertise from AgResearch will leave New Zealand farmers worse off. The AgResearch scientific team conducting valuable ecological research into the carbon-nitrogen cycle has been closed down and scientific expertise lost. More >>

Leader's Vision Is a Threat to Farmers' Future

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 2:12 pm | GE Free NZ

The appointment of Dr. William Rolleston as president of Federated Farmers, and of Ian McKenzie and Anders Crowfoot to the Board [1], signals that the direction has been set toward introduction of the environmentally devastating technology that ... More >>

Northern Communities Want Stricter GE Controls

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 9:30 am | GE Free NZ

GE FREE Northland welcomes the news that Far North District Council and Whangarei District Council voted unanimously last week to jointly publicly notify the GMO Plan Change to ban all GMO releases and make any EPA approved outdoor GE experiments/ ... More >>

Rat Study Shows Consumers At Risk

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 9:57 am | GE Free NZ

GE foods designed specifically to survive intensive spraying with RoundUp, threaten consumer health. The results of a long term rat feeding study published in the Journal of Environmental Sciences Europe raise serious health implications for GE foods and ... More >>

Handful of GE Farmers could Destroy NZ agricultural choices

Friday, 30 May 2014, 9:39 am | GE Free NZ

New Zealand's reputation as a producer of safe, clean food will be destroyed by a handful of farmers deciding to use GE crops. Disputes between farmers over liability for lost exports have become an urgent concern following the court case between organic ... More >>

EPA Failure Still Leaves Exporters In Firing Line

Friday, 23 May 2014, 2:21 pm | GE Free NZ

EPA Failure Still Leaves Exporters In Firing Line New Zealand's exporters remain in the firing line despite The Sustainability Council winning its appeal against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to allow Scion (Forest Research ... More >>

Ag-Chemicals Implicated in Rise of Disease

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 4:49 pm | GE Free NZ

A significant rise in Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL), a cancer of the white blood cells (lymphocytes) responsible for immunity, has been identified in agricultural and non-agricultural workers exposed to pesticides. More >>

Risks of Pesticide Induced Cancer Must Not Be Ignored

Monday, 5 May 2014, 2:20 pm | GE Free NZ

New Zealand's new Food Safety and Assurance Advisory Council [1] must fill a gap in official food safety standards and assure New Zealand consumers as well as export nations against emerging risks. This includes the Council urgently considering the ... More >>

Federated Farmers Leaders' Agenda Put Exports at Risk

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 2:21 pm | GE Free NZ

The future of New Zealand’s exports is at risk from the push by Federated Farmers leaders for New Zealand to follow Argentina and release GMOs. More >>

Myths Revealed About Safety of GE Food

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 3:42 pm | GE Free NZ

The annual Hot Debate held at Lincoln University, this year focused on GE, revealed startling facts about the absence of food safety research, monitoring and diagnostics. More >>

Industry Trying to Use TPPA to Stop Labelling of GM Food

Friday, 28 March 2014, 9:04 am | GE Free NZ

Industry Trying to Use TPPA to Stop Labelling of GM Food A biotech industry group in the US has been pushing for the TransPacific Partnership agreement to prevent labelling of almost all GMO products and leave consumers in the dark. A submission ... More >>

 

 

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