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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 >>

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 >>

   

 

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