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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 >>

EU Decision on Gene Editing Tech Supports NZ legislation

Friday, 3 August 2018, 9:30 am | GE Free NZ

Organisations and individuals concerned about the risks posed by GMOs applaud the ruling by the European Court of Justice that the new advanced gene-editing technologies, called ‘GMO 2.0,' are genetically modified organisms and should go through the ... More >>

GE Ryegrass Trials Results An Illusion

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 3:56 pm | GE Free NZ

GE Ryegrass Trials Results An Illusion GE ryegrass is still at the starting line, after unimpressive results from US field trials. Approval was given in April 2017, for a one-year trial in the US State of Missouri, but AgResearch costly GE ryegrass ... More >>

Is Air Zealand disregarding regulations?

Friday, 6 July 2018, 3:01 pm | GE Free New Zealand

Air NZ is selling a genetically engineered vegan burger on its Los angeles to Auckland flights. [1] however, its legality has been questioned as it has escaped food safety regulation. [2] More >>

Calls for Independent Bioethics Council to be Reestablished

Friday, 29 June 2018, 9:50 am | GE Free NZ

The Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) - Te Apārangi is encouraging New Zealanders to submit their views on the uses of gene editing in the area of Health, Human embryos, and Pest control [1] More >>

 

 

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