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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 >>

Victory Against Nick Smith's Arrogant Power Grab

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 10:15 am | GE Free Northland

Whangarei, Far North, and Auckland communities are delighted that the Maori Party have successfully blocked the Government's attempt to pass controversial changes to the RMA that the Minister Nick Smith wanted to use to destroy valuable GE Free ... More >>

Protect Your Communities’ Right to Keep Territories GM Free

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 10:27 am | GE Free New Zealand

It is crunch time for GM Free regions this week, as a critical stage of the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill looms. More >>

Maori Party Must Protect Future of GE-free Regions

Friday, 17 March 2017, 9:05 am | GE Free NZ

The second reading of the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill passed with the conditional support of the Maori Party. More >>

Northland and Auckland say NO to Arrogant Power Grab

Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:11 pm | GE Free Northland

Whangarei, Far North, and Auckland communities are calling on the Maori Party to deny the Government the votes required to pass controversial changes to the RMA that would be used to put an end to GE Free zones. On Monday, the Local Government and ... More >>

Minister's Plan Threatens Economic Sabotage

Friday, 10 March 2017, 11:28 am | GE Free New Zealand

The government’s Resource Legislation Amendment Bill (RLA) threatens changes to environmental legislation. [1] The manipulations by Nick Smith pave the way for destruction of New Zealand’s economic advantage and further loss of valuable habitat. [2] More >>

Public funds wasted as AgResearch trials GE ryegrass in US

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 3:22 pm | GE Free New Zealand

New Zealand taxpayer research funds are being channelled to overseas partners to find a 'magic bullet' instead of being applied to practical solutions that will benefit New Zealand farmers today. More >>

Research finds GE foods not "Substantially Equivalent"

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 9:16 am | GE Free NZ

International research published by a team of scientists show that a total reevaluation of GE foods using comprehensive 'omic' safety tests is urgently needed. More >>

Power Grab Strikes a Rock-Praise for Maori Party

Friday, 23 December 2016, 11:49 am | GE Free NZ

GE Free Northland congratulates the Maori Party for resisting the National Party's attempt to strip councils of their ability to create enforceable GE Free Zones. More >>

New Zealand's GE Free Success Story saved in 2016

Friday, 23 December 2016, 9:27 am | GE Free NZ

New Zealand's export success has been underpinned by its GE-Free status but remains at risk from government policy to promote environmental release of GMOs in agriculture. More >>

Maori Party support of RMA Bill Threatens GE-Free Zones

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 10:48 am | GE Free NZ

GE Free zones from Hawkes Bay to Kaitaia are at risk from the Maori Party’s support of the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill (RLA) through to its second reading. GE Free NZ members are urging the Maori Party to reconsider their support of the Bill ... More >>

Tribunal takes steps towards prosecution for ecocide

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 1:51 pm | GE Free NZ

New Zealanders in Auckland supported the successful Monsanto Tribunal held over the weekend. More >>

GE Free crop zone from Auckland to Cape Reinga

Friday, 23 September 2016, 10:52 am | GE Free NZ

GE Free NZ members welcome the Commissioners’ report supporting the Whangarei and Far North district councils plan changes concerning the use of GE crops in the outdoors. [1] More >>

GE Free from the Bombays to Cape Reinga

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 10:12 am | GE Free NZ

GE Free Northland and the Soil & Health Association are celebrating the Far North and Whangarei District Councils’ decisions to retain precautionary and prohibitive genetically modified organisms (GMOs) provisions in their new District Plans. This ... More >>

Native Tree Plan Shows Positive Face of Scion’s Research

Monday, 12 September 2016, 9:11 am | GE Free NZ

The commercial propagation of indigenous trees in Ngati Whare’s new nursery in Minginui is an exciting development for all New Zealand and shows the benefits of ethical research that does not require release of genetically engineered (GE) organisms ... More >>

Call for Dr. Smith’s resignation

Monday, 5 September 2016, 10:14 am | GE Free NZ

05/09/2016 Call for Dr. Smith’s resignation. The scaremongering and misrepresentation of the Auckland Unitary council’s long term plan shows that Dr. Nick Smith is deliberately twisting and misrepresenting the facts, and raising fears that important medical ... More >>



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