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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 >>

Addressing the Science?

Friday, 3 July 2015, 11:39 am | GE Free NZ

Will Federated Farmers new “Reclaiming choice” lobby groups look at the science that is not provided by industry? More >>

Hazardous changes to New Organisms Act

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 9:37 am | GE Free NZ

Hazardous changes to New Organisms Act. The National Government and Treasury are under pressure from Federated Farmers, pro LifeSciences board, to loosen all precautions around genetically engineered organisms as legislated in the Hazardous Substances ... More >>

Are cattle dying from a GE sweet beet?

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 10:31 am | GE Free NZ

Cattle deaths are again being reported in Southland due to a new variety of fodder beet [1], and DairyNZ is asking for caution over the transition from the grazing of fodder beets and brassica [2]. This follows on from cattle deaths from Herbicide ... More >>

Sri Lanka bans Glyphosate imports

Monday, 25 May 2015, 3:23 pm | GE Free NZ

The President of Sri Lanka has banned the importation of glyphosate-based herbicides (GBH) [1] due to the increased incidence of chronic kidney disease associated with the use of these glyphosate formulations. Argentina [2] has also published evidence ... More >>

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 >>



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