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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 >>

NZ Courts Disaster With GE Fodder Crops

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 12:34 pm | GE Free NZ

NZ Courts Disaster With GE Fodder Crops While Existing Solutions Ignored by AgResearch ( http://press.gefree.org.nz/press/20140320.htm ) More >>

Approval of GE Crops Has descended Into a Farce

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 12:00 pm | GE Free NZ

New Zealand's and Australia's approval process for new GE foods has descended into a farce. Crops that are not even authorised to be grown overseas are getting rubber-stamped as safe. More >>

Lack of Responsible Oversight Leaves Everyone at Risk

Monday, 24 February 2014, 9:04 am | GE Free NZ

Parliament's Regulatory Review committee has tabled its report on the complaint by GE-free NZ regarding the approval of the GE soybean resistant to 2,4-D. More >>

Former USDA Official Warns Farmers Against GE Contamination

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 9:02 am | GE Free NZ

The Former Deputy Secretary of Agriculture at the USDA is warning farmers to get involved with government policies that affect their industry, including fighting against the growing threat from GE contamination. More >>

Backing for Local Right of Protection Against Risks of GMOs

Monday, 10 February 2014, 10:11 am | GE Free NZ

The Environment Court decision recently released [1] has upheld the right for the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, in its Regional Policy statement, to place wording for a precautionary approach to be taken on the growing of genetically modified (GMO) ... More >>

Minister must reject 'suicide chemical' GE soybean

Friday, 17 January 2014, 9:10 am | GE Free NZ

'Put Food Safety First': Minister must reject 'suicide chemical' GE soybean. Food safety must be the priority for New Zealand and the government should reject a proposal to allow yet more GE food sprayed with selective herbicides and chemicals. On 19th ... More >>

PM Minister Urged to Meet Hawaii Mayor to Learn About GM Ban

Tuesday, 7 January 2014, 10:47 am | GE Free NZ

Prime Minister John Key, on holiday in Hawaii, should meet with Hawaii's Mayor to be briefed on the island's decision to prohibit GM crops (1). In December 2013 Mayor William Kenoi of Hawaii County Council signed Bill 113 prohibiting biotech companies ... More >>

Speaker Brings Global Perspective on GE

Tuesday, 17 December 2013, 3:56 pm | GE Free NZ

New Zealand audiences have a chance to hear firsthand about the impact GMOs have had overseas, when GE-Free NZ hosts International speaker Jeffrey Smith for two talks this week in Wellington and Nelson. More >>

Public Support GE-Free Zones as Scientists Debate Safety

Monday, 2 December 2013, 5:17 pm | GE Free NZ

The debate in the scientific community has taken a new turn with the withdrawal of four papers from respected Journals in the past month. Disputes between independent scientists and industry-funded scientists have continued as new evidence has emerged ... More >>

Precaution Vital to Prevent GE Contamination

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 11:36 am | GE Free NZ

The importance of protecting existing agricultural practices is at the heart of a groundbreaking case being heard in the Environment Court, involving the community of the Bay of Plenty (BOP) and the Crown Research Institute (CRI) Government Organisation ... More >>

Farmers Can Future-proof with Mixed Forage plants

Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 3:49 pm | GE Free NZ

Farmers should be wary of promises of a 'magic bullet' made by Crown Research Institutes seeking funding for further development of their genetically engineered (GE) forage pastures. [1] Instead New Zealand farmers can benefit right now thanks to research ... More >>

NZ's Achilles Heel: Scientists Warn of Harm from GE Food

Sunday, 27 October 2013, 10:37 am | GE Free NZ

An international group of over 85 scientists, academics and physicians has warned that harmful effects of GE foods may be being deliberately ignored, and say that there is no scientific agreement that GE foods and crops are safe. More >>

New Zealand under scrutiny on WORLD FOOD DAY

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 2:16 pm | GE Free NZ

New Zealand must protect its export reputation and environment by recognising the value of our grass fed animals and GE free food production in the world market. It is vital to maintain our point of difference and counter threats to our export future ... More >>

Seed Security Vital for New Zealand

Monday, 7 October 2013, 9:26 am | GE Free NZ

Securing New Zealand's production of seed and access to imported seed, should be a national priority but the Government must develop a long term strategy. More >>

GE foods toxicity create major disturbance to health

Friday, 27 September 2013, 2:20 pm | GE Free NZ

GE Free NZ has presented to Parliament's Regulatory Review committee raising concerns around public health following the approval by the Food Safety Authority Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) of a GE soy bean, engineered to withstand 3 toxic herbicides ... More >>

End Of The Line For Food Sovereignty?

Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 4:05 pm | GE Free NZ

The extent to which New Zealand relies on Australian regulators for decisions governing genetically engineered (GE) food will be at the heart of matters considered by Parliament's Regulatory Review Committee this week. More >>

Institute Backs New Zealand Moratorium on GM release

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 9:39 am | GE Free NZ

Ten years after New Zealand's GM moratorium automatically ended in October 2003, a new study shows it is time for the moratorium to be restored and for a strategy to benefit New Zealand's economy as a GM-Free producer in the world market. More >>

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