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Communities have a right to say "No to GMO"

Monday, 18 May 2015, 9:06 am | GE Free NZ

GE Free NZ would like to congratulate Whangarei District Council, GE Free Northland, Taitokerau mana whenua, Soil & Health Association on the successful outcome of their Environment Court case. [1]. The Environment Court decision has determined ... More >>

Strong Support for Clarification of GMO Council Jurisdiction

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 9:42 am | GE Free NZ

On Friday, 24 April GE Free Northland and the Soil & Health Association of NZ with 19 other 274 parties sought clarification in the Environment Court on whether there is jurisdiction in the Resource Management Act for local control of outdoor ... More >>

Increased Childhood Illnesses Linked to Herbicide Exposure

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 10:03 pm | GE Free NZ

An increase in chronic illness in children is being linked to the increased sub lethal exposure to herbicides in food. [1] More >>

UN Pesticide Warning Adds To Risks for New Zealand Exports

Monday, 23 March 2015, 8:45 am | GE Free NZ

The announcement by the UN that glyphosate is a likely carcinogen adds to the urgent need for New Zealand producers to keep glyphosate residues out of food. (1) The risk to Fonterra is twofold, and demands urgent action by local and national government ... More >>

Kiwis Join Global Vigil Against GE trees

Monday, 2 March 2015, 1:24 pm | GE Free NZ

New Zealanders are supporting an international vigil against release of GE trees at 12.45 on Tuesday 3rd March at 10 Brandon Street, Wellington. More >>

Forests At Risk from Secret Trade Deal

Sunday, 1 February 2015, 10:29 am | GE Free NZ

Forests At Risk from Secret Trade Deal and GE Trees Partnerships Outrage in the US at the secret approval of genetically engineered (GE) trees could see New Zealand companies implicated in an industry-wide effort to keep the public in the dark. [1] More >>

Studies Show New Zealand Farmers Ahead of the Game

Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 9:32 am | GE Free NZ

After two years of serious problems with the Fonterra botulism debacle and PGG Wrightson’s herbicide tolerant swedes killing hundreds of cows, there is better news for 2015. More >>

Flawed Corporate Culture Undermines Food Safety

Friday, 12 December 2014, 12:24 pm | GE Free NZ

The Government inquiry into the Fonterra/AgResearch botulism scare is a damning indictment of corporate culture in relation to food safety. The internal culture and ill-preparedness of both organisations has led to customer mistrust and significant economic harm ... More >>

US Warning against GMO threat

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 9:38 am | GE Free NZ

An international warning about the impact of GMOs has been released. It comes just as Parliament's Primary Production Committee is to hear the response of the Ministry of Primary Industries to the 1700 signature "Freeze on GMO" petition that ... More >>

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 >>



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