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Widespread Support for Protection Against GE

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 10:47 am | GE Free Northland

GE Free Northland welcomed the news yesterday of Whangarei District Council's unanimous vote to lodge an appeal with the Environment Court against Northland Regional Council over its recent decision on genetic engineering (Genetically Modified Organisms). More >>

FDA findings undermine Royal Society on GE Deregulation

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 2:23 pm | GE Free NZ

14/08/2019 FDA findings undermine Royal Society Call for GE Deregulation Trust in the Royal Society will be undermined, after the FDA scientists found gene editing errors were being overlooked. The latest was in gene edited (GE) “hornless” cattle ... More >>

GE Regulation In NZ Is Robust And Fit For Purpose

Saturday, 3 August 2019, 11:45 am | GE Free NZ

GE Regulation In New Zealand Is Robust And Fit For Purpose New Zealand Ministers and high profile scientists have calling to open the debate on GE and have been signalling the need to review the Hazardous Substance and New Organisms (HSNO) Act to allow ... More >>

Regional Council Vote Leaves Northlanders Feeling Betrayed

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 8:28 am | GE Free NZ

The Northland Regional Council (NRC) has voted to exclude all GM/GE precautionary provisions in its regional plan, despite years of community engagement showing support for such protection. There is a sense of betrayal following the way the NRC Chairman ... More >>

US Regulators' Industry Ties Cast Doubt on Decisions by NZ

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 4:15 pm | GE Free NZ

US Regulators' Industry Ties Cast Doubt on Decisions by NZ Authorities More >>

Scientists Warn about risks of Gene Editing Deregulation

Sunday, 26 May 2019, 12:29 pm | GE Free New Zealand

Scientists Warn about risks of Gene Editing Deregulation A Gene Drive (GE) study by three independent European scientific organisations* warn of the risks of gene drives being promoted for use in predator control and against deregulation. [1] More >>

Warning Against ‘Wild West' of Gene Editing

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 12:26 pm | GE Free NZ

The proposal in Australia to deregulate gene-editing (GE) techniques [1], threatens the safety of consumers and the environment. Gene Editing uses a new advanced laboratory technique that genetically engineers enzymes and RNA to create novel organisms. More >>

Lessons for NZ Farmers in Cancer Link to Herbicides

Monday, 1 April 2019, 9:10 am | GE Free NZ

Lessons for NZ Farmers in Cancer Link to Glyphosate Based Herbicides More >>

Councils Will Not Be Left Liable for Illegal GMO Use

Monday, 11 March 2019, 10:21 pm | GE Free NZ

Councils Will Not Be Left Liable for Illegal GMO Use or Contamination The Northland Regional Council is considering whether to place precautionary GMO rules in their Regional Plan, with questions being raised about who pays for compensating illegal ... More >>

GE Animal investments Put Reputation and Exports At Risk

Monday, 4 March 2019, 9:35 am | GE Free NZ

Fonterra's, New Zealand’s largest dairy cooperative, investment in gene edited, genetically engineered (GE) animal and plant biotech, is putting its cooperative farmer shareholders, brand and reputation at risk.[1] More >>

Regenerative farming better for NZ than GM

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 2:00 pm | GE Free NZ

20/02/2019 Regenerative farming better for NZ than GM in agriculture and environment. The Minister for the Environment is leading the way for New Zealand to be at the fore front of sustainable policies that will buffer the extremes of climate and soil ... More >>

Developers beaten to market with 'GE Forbidden Fruit'

Monday, 14 January 2019, 3:20 pm | GE Free NZ

Scientists at Plant and Food have been beaten to market for sale of red-fleshed apples, despite mounting a campaign to promote their own GE product and suggesting it is ‘forbidden' as an excuse to weaken regulation of novel foods. More >>

UN requires regulatory assessment of gene drives

Monday, 3 December 2018, 8:17 am | GE Free NZ

The United Nations, Convention on Biological Diversity decision has mandated that gene drives (GE) must undergo a thorough regulatory risk assessment using scientifically sound case-by-case risk assessments before an environmental release [1]. This confirms ... More >>

Open Letter - Glyphosate Based Herbicides Reassessment

Monday, 5 November 2018, 8:18 pm | GE Free NZ

GE Free NZ in Food and Environment are extremely disappointed that the EPA is not considering the re assessment of the glyphosate based herbicides (GBH). More >>

Communities urge NRC to protect the region's GE free status

Friday, 2 November 2018, 4:00 pm | GE Free Northland

More than one hundred submissions (lodged in response to the Northland Regional Council's proposed new Regional Plan) strongly backed alignment with Auckland and Northland District Council plans that already contain provisions and policies seeking ... More >>

Communities to Council: Please Keep Northland GE Free

Friday, 2 November 2018, 2:16 pm | GE Free NZ

An overwhelming number of submissions to the Northland Regional Council GMO hearing have backed alignment with Auckland and District Council plans that protect the region's GE-Free status. More >>

Gene Editing Drives into Dangerous Unknown Territory

Friday, 5 October 2018, 5:32 pm | GE Free NZ

The Royal Society Te Apārangi is inviting feedback on scenarios for the use of gene editing in the primary industry sector [1]. Are they leading New Zealand agriculture and horticulture into dangerous unknown territory when they promote genetically engineered ... More >>

Regulate GE Techniques or Quit Trans Tasman Food Authority

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 3:35 pm | GE Free NZ

New Zealand must persuade Australian bureaucrats to follow world-class food safety standards being set in Europe, [1] or withdraw New Zealand from the trans-Tasman Food Standards Australia NZ (FSANZ). More >>

Visiting Expert Speaks on Gene Technology

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 11:20 am | GE Free NZ

The future impact of gene editing in New Zealand will be a hot topic during the upcoming tour of Dr. Jonathan Latham Sept 1-Sept 9. More >>

Government Urged to Review Glyphosate Based Herbicides

Monday, 13 August 2018, 12:56 pm | GE Free NZ

It is time to reevaluate the evidence and how Glyphosate Based Herbicides (GBH's) are used in light of a ground breaking court case finding harm from the glyphosate based herbicide Roundup products. More >>



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