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Race for NZ to be world’s first 100% organic food producer

Friday, 8 March 2013, 10:17 am | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Zealand has a decade to clean up its act if it is to be world’s first 100% organic food producer. Bhutan recently announced its intention to claim the title and be pesticide free in the next ten years if we fail to do so. ... More >>

Organics Organisation Gets an MP for Its Seventieth

Thursday, 1 December 2011, 1:31 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand, which has just turned seventy, is hailing the election of Steffan Browning to Parliament as a great leap forward for New Zealand’s primary production sector. More >>

AgResearch Transgender Goats To Be Milked

Sunday, 12 June 2011, 1:12 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Soil & Health Association of New Zealand (Est. 1941) Publishers of ORGANIC NZ 12 June 2011 AgResearch Transgender Goats To Be Milked. AgResearch’s genetically engineered (GE) goat experiments have a new bizarre twist with surviving GE pregnancies ... More >>

Should AgResearch Be Charged With Fraud?

Sunday, 8 May 2011, 1:25 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Soil & Health Association of New Zealand (Est. 1941) Publishers of ORGANIC NZ 8 May 2011 Should AgResearch Be Charged With Fraud? More >>

ERMA has swallowed a lot of genetic bull from AgResearch

Friday, 6 May 2011, 10:06 am | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Soil & Health Association of New Zealand (Est. 1941) Publishers of ORGANIC NZ ERMA has swallowed a lot of genetic bull from AgResearch. GE Trials Must Stop Immediately! More >>

Celebration As Killer Pesticide Endosulfan Ban Goes Global

Saturday, 30 April 2011, 2:59 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Environmental and food safety organisations internationally are celebrating the global phase out of the DDT-like organochlorine pesticide, endosulfan. New Zealand NGOs, Soil & Health Association, Pesticide Action Network - Aotearoa New Zealand, ... More >>

Scion’s Smoke Signals Warn of Imminent GE Trees Planting

Sunday, 17 April 2011, 5:40 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Clouds of smoke from a poorly maintained tractor at Crown Research Agency Scion’s genetically engineered (GE) tree field test site last week signals the imminent planting of government supported, but environmentally and economically risky, GE pine trees ... More >>

Government Must Separate GE Foods In New Zealand Shops

Sunday, 10 April 2011, 4:44 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

New Zealand’s Minister of Consumer Affairs John Boscawen, and Minister for Food Safety Kate Wilkinson, need to follow the Cypriot Parliament’s lead and give New Zealand consumers the choice of whether to eat genetically engineered (GE) foods ... More >>

Dirty tricks campaign to get genetic engineering into NZ

Sunday, 3 April 2011, 4:13 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Soil & Health Association of New Zealand (Est. 1941) Publishers of ORGANIC NZ 3 April 2011 Dirty tricks campaign to get genetic engineering into the New Zealand landscape More >>

GE-Free New Zealand in food and environment

Thursday, 27 January 2011, 11:59 am | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

MAF has allowed Kate Valley Landfill to become New Zealand's next GE contaminated site, while dodging testing for GE contamination of more rogue brassica plants at Plant & Food Research's Lincoln GE brassica field trial site, although MAF's own ... More >>

GE Varroa Control No Santa Claus

Thursday, 23 December 2010, 2:03 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Genetically engineering varroa ( Varroa destructor) mites to self destruct is no Christmas present for New Zealand’s beekeepers, according to Soil & Health Association of NZ. More >>

Pesticides linked to 'total ecological collapse'

Saturday, 27 November 2010, 1:17 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Controversial pesticides linked to 'total ecological collapse' of insects and birds Dearbhla Crosse and Tom Levitt 16th November, 2010 Widespread use of insecticides affecting bee populations but also causing decline in numbers of birds, butterflies ... More >>

Methyl Bromide Decision - Toxic Business as Usual

Tuesday, 2 November 2010, 4:12 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Methyl Bromide Decision Equals Toxic Business as Usual The reassessment decision today by the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) of the toxic and ozone depleting fumigant methyl bromide, disappointingly means business as usual for the ... More >>

Soil and Health comment on GE Tree application

Wednesday, 25 August 2010, 2:09 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

as anticipated with our earlier media releases, Scion's application to field trial thousands of GE trees at Rotorua is now notified by ERMA for public submissions. From scanning through the application and appendices, Scion intends to use a ~4ha ... More >>

Bethells Spraying Risks Environment and Community

Monday, 8 February 2010, 11:43 am | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

The intended helicopter spraying of crack willow with herbicide over 23 ha of wetland at Te Henga, near Bethells Beach, is another example of New Zealand’s use of crude chemical solutions without deep understanding of environmental risks, according to ... More >>

New Zealand At Risk Of Unsustainable Outcomes

Tuesday, 22 December 2009, 9:51 am | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

The New Zealand lead at the Copenhagen United Nations Climate Change Conference, by contributing $45 million to the Global Research Alliance on agriculture greenhouse gases, has all the hallmarks of a sustainability sham and pseudo science according ... More >>

Organic Sector Opposed To GE Animals

Monday, 21 December 2009, 11:56 am | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Organic sector members opposed to AgResearch’s continuing efforts to experiment on genetically engineered (GE) animals have taken a look at the facility that threatens to further tarnish New Zealand’s clean green 100% Pure branding. (1) More >>

GE Food and Environment Regulators Need Changing

Thursday, 12 November 2009, 1:31 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

New Zealand’s food and environmental safety regulators need either some major staff changes, political policy push or a culture change, if public safety is to be considered properly, according to the Soil & Health Association of New Zealand. The latest revelations ... More >>

GE Food Safety and Labelling

Monday, 26 October 2009, 3:50 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Food Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson needs to ensure a comprehensive review of the labelling of genetically engineered (GE) food ingredients and GE food safety in New Zealand, now that 40 different GE food applications have been approved for use in ... More >>

GE Food Safety and Labelling

Monday, 26 October 2009, 3:50 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Food Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson needs to ensure a comprehensive review of the labelling of genetically engineered (GE) food ingredients and GE food safety in New Zealand, now that 40 different GE food applications have been approved for use in ... More >>

 

 

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