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Warning Against Gene-Drive Hype

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 10:33 am | GE Free NZ

The media and community consultations promoting the conceptual gene drive project “Genetic Biocontrol of Invasive Rodents” (GBIRd) seriously underestimate dangers and need to be informed by lessons from previous cutting-edge GE animal experiments ... More >>

Protect New Zealand’s GE-Free Advantage in the CPTPP

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 9:26 am | GE Free NZ

The Government has begun renegotiating a new version of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement now called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The negotiations have not revealed whether New Zealand will ... More >>

Scientists Warn New-Style GMOs Must Not Escape Regulation

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 8:35 am | GE Free NZ

Scientists Warn New-Style GMOs Must Not Escape Regulation Independent scientists are advising that new 2nd Generation genetic engineering techniques are regulated. The warning comes as the trans-Tasman Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) ... More >>

Council can introduce precautionary GMO provisions

Friday, 3 November 2017, 10:26 am | GE Free NZ

Federated Farmers of New Zealand (FFNZ) has abandoned its legal challenge in the Court of Appeal, [1] regarding GMO provisions in the Northland Regional Policy Statement (RPS). The Northland Regional Council will now be able to implement precautionary ... More >>

GE-Free Northland Victory Against Federated Farmers of NZ

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 10:03 am | GE Free Northland

Valuable precautionary GMO provisions in the Northland Regional Policy Statement and our democratic right to be GE-free have been secured, with Federated Farmers of NZ finally withdrawing two vexatious appeals on the GE/GMO issue and the jurisdictional ... More >>

The Govt's focus on the environment welcomed by GE-Free NZ

Saturday, 28 October 2017, 11:39 am | GE Free NZ

The Government's focus on the environment is welcomed by GE-Free NZ. The new government's focus on the environment is a boost for the future of Brand New Zealand and is welcomed by GE-Free NZ. Cleaning up the environment and focusing on agro-ecological farming ... More >>

Alarm Bells Ring Over GE Potato Decision

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 8:25 pm | GE Free Northland

Alarm Bells Ring Over GE Potato Decision by Aussie Dominated Food Regulatory Body GE-Free Northland is appalled but not surprised by the latest deeply flawed decision by Food Standards Australia NZ, in which the agency approved an American application ... More >>

Standards Approval Ignores Possible Dangers Of GE Potatoes

Sunday, 1 October 2017, 9:17 pm | GE Free NZ

Food Standards Approval Ignores Possible Dangers Of GE Potatoes. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), a trans-Tasman regulatory body, has approved 6 lines of GE potatoes (A1139) carrying genes from viruses and bacteria to stop discoloration and alter ... More >>

Protecting GE-Free Advantage Makes Economic Sense For NZ

Monday, 28 August 2017, 9:22 am | GE Free NZ

There is growing political consensus that keeping New Zealand a GE-free country for food production is important for economic and environmental security. More >>

More than 16,000 New Zealanders Say 'No' to Ge Trees

Monday, 14 August 2017, 8:26 am | GE Free Northland

Pressure on the Ministry for Primary Industries over the last two years has resulted in MPI removing controversial clause 6.4 (GE trees) from the new National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry. More >>

Environmental Guidance in Forestry Standards Is Welcomed

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 3:00 pm | GE Free NZ

The National Environmental Standards - Plantation Forestry released today [1] gives both plantation businesses and communities clear guidelines on how to protect the environment. More >>

EPA Failings Leave New Zealand Vulnerable to Toxicity

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 4:27 pm | GE Free NZ

EPA Failings Leave New Zealand Vulnerable to Toxicity of Common Herbicide A new report on the health risks of glyphosate-based herbicides highlights major flaws in the integrity of regulations vital to the protection of New Zealand. The report released ... More >>

USA Public Slam NZ Biotech Company"s GE Trees

Friday, 21 July 2017, 2:50 pm | GE Free NZ

New Zealand-owned tree biotechnology company ArborGen [1] faces near unanimous opposition to commercial deregulation of their genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. More >>

USA Public Slam NZ Biotech Company"s GE Trees

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:08 pm | GE Free NZ

New Zealand-owned tree biotechnology company ArborGen [1] faces near unanimous opposition to commercial deregulation of their genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. More >>

University of Waikato’s Science & Engineering Open Week

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 10:11 am | GE Free NZ

Sweet success at the University of Waikato’s first ever Science and Engineering Open Week. More >>

Alarm Bells Ring Over Threat of GE Trees

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 10:07 am | GE Free NZ

04/07/2017 Alarm Bells Ring Over Threat of GE Trees Genetically engineered (GE) tree plantations are a direct threat to the environment, ecosystems, and biodiversity of ecological systems. More >>

GMO Potatoes Are A Threat To Public Health

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 10:11 am | GE Free New Zealand

Allowing GE potatoes into the food chain in New Zealand would be a mistake and threaten public health. For the first time a GMO version of a staple food—not just oils derived from GE crops, is set to be signed off by authorities. More >>

Illegal GE flowers Could Be In NZ

Friday, 9 June 2017, 2:15 pm | GE Free NZ

The Ministry of Primary Industries has notified nurseries and plant producers that genetically modified petunias might have been illegally imported into New Zealand. [1] They have sent seed stock to testing laboratories to see if the seeds are genetically ... More >>

IS GM cotton seed oil being used in NZ restaurants?

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10:16 am | GE Free NZ

Genetically engineered (GE) cottonseed oil containing the toxic chemical 2,4-D may be entering New Zealand, as restaurants move away from using canola oil. More >>

Advantage of NZ's GE-Free Export Positioning

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 9:36 am | GE Free New Zealand

The ability for regions to declare themselves GE-Free in crops, forestry, and grasses won with the support of the Maori Party is a marketing advantage. More >>

 

 

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