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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 >>

NZ Farmers Need Protection Against Damaging Agribusiness

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 2:39 pm | GE Free NZ

The New Zealand Government must establish a mechanism to protect farmers against legislative changes or agribusiness partnerships that threaten the non-GE status of New Zealand's agricultural sectors. The shared value of New Zealand's reputation ... More >>

Deceptive New Bill Creates Ministerial Dictatorship

Monday, 7 March 2016, 10:40 am | GE Free NZ

GE-Free NZ is asking the Local Government and Environment Select Committee to review the new amendments in the Resource Legislation Amendments Bill which effectively create a new power structure by stealth. More >>

Farmers Quit, Feel Betrayed by Federated Farmers Leadership

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 10:19 am | GE Free NZ

Some farmers are resigning from their main national organisation Federated Farmers due to the increasingly aggressive stance taken by their leaders to push genetically modified organisms (GMO). More >>

Fed Farmers Misguided in Push For GMOs

Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 3:29 pm | GE Free NZ

The High Court appeal by Federated Farmers against local level oversight of GMOs is misguided and damaging to New Zealand's future export success. More >>

FSANZ approval dangerous

Monday, 30 November 2015, 10:02 am | GE Free NZ

GE Free NZ In Food And Environment Inc. PO Box 13402, Wellington, NZ 27/11/2015 More >>

GE Free New Zealand

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 9:52 am | GE Free NZ

NZ food authorities have failed to properly assess the safety of co-additives used with the pesticides in scores of GE pesticide-resistant foods. The European Food Safety Authority has supported the findings of a recently published study by Mesnage ... More >>

Environment Requires Containment of GE Vaccine Experiment

Monday, 2 November 2015, 2:40 pm | GE Free NZ

Trials of a new GE vaccine must be fully contained. The experiments must not be used as an excuse to weaken regulation of GE or to push through environmental release of other GMOs in New Zealand. More >>

Report Uncovers Dismal Record of GE Animal Experiments in New Zealand

Friday, 23 October 2015, 10:21 am | GE Free NZ

GE Free NZ 's report on "GE Animals in New Zealand: the first fifteen years, 2000 - 2015”, documents the world's first field trials of transgenic cows, bred to express one of six transgenic protein traits in milk for use as bio-pharmaceutical ... More >>

NZ's Marketing Difference for Exports Jeopardised by TPPA

Monday, 12 October 2015, 8:47 am | GE Free NZ

The text of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is to be released in the next 30 days, but an outline on agricultural products shows New Zealand's marketing difference underpinning our exports could be lost in the deal. More >>

A victory for bees

Monday, 14 September 2015, 8:38 am | GE Free NZ

A victory for bees The US Appeal court has cancelled the approval for the Dow Agrosciences chemical Sulfoxaflor, a neonicotinoid, as it is highly toxic to bees. The ruling said “the federal regulators erred in allowing the insecticide onto the market.” ... More >>

Maize spill shows risks of GE seed escape

Monday, 31 August 2015, 9:07 am | GE Free NZ

New Zealand’s valuable GE-free status is under threat from biosecurity breaches, says the Soil & Health Association. Two spills in New Plymouth last week of maize imported from the USA show how it’s possible for genetically engineered seed to ... More >>

Ministry of Primary Industries must test for GE in shipments

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 12:00 pm | GE Free NZ

The two large spillages of corn [1] imported from the USA are not only a biosecurity threat but if they contain viable genetically engineered (GE) seeds then this is also an illegal shipment and poses a direct threat to our GE Free status. The Ministry ... More >>

MPI receives 16,000 submissions on NES-PF

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 9:01 pm | GE Free NZ

The Ministry of Primary Industries has received over 16,550 submissions and petitions on the National Environment Standards for Plantation Forestry (NES-PF). All 16,000 submissions recommended the deletion of the clauses, inserted at the 11 hour, on ... More >>

Will GE Trees bring economic suicide?

Monday, 27 July 2015, 10:06 am | GE Free NZ

The Ministry of Primary industries is in its final consultation meetings in the South Island and is now calling for submissions* on the National Environmental Standards on Plantation Forestry (NES-PF) [1]. The NES-PF has added a late clause that makes ... More >>

National Environmental Standards - a National train wreck

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 11:47 am | GE Free NZ

The National Environmental Standards on plantation Forestry (NES-PF) [1] community meetings are a national train wreck. More >>

 

 

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