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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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