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Consumers' Right to Know Bill

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 5:29 pm | Soil and Health Association

Kiwis want to take off the blindfold we have when it comes to buying food. That’s the message of the Soil & Health Association, which welcomes the Consumers’ Right to Know (Labelling of Country of Origin of Food) Bill currently before a parliamentary ... More >>

GE-Free Zones partially protected

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 10:29 am | Soil and Health Association

The Soil & Health Association welcomes a change to the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill regarding genetic engineering, but says it still does not go far enough. More >>

GE-Free Zones under Threat From RMA Amendment

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:07 am | Soil and Health Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 March 2017 The Government seems hell-bent on denying the rights of communities to have GE-free zones, which are under threat from a ‘dictator clause’, says the Soil & Health Association. “We are continuing to stand ... More >>

Maori Party says no way to Nick Smith’s power grab

Monday, 19 December 2016, 1:59 pm | Soil and Health Association

The Soil & Health Association congratulates the Maori Party for standing up for New Zealanders who want to live in a GE-Free community and saying no to Nick Smith’s attempt to ride roughshod over local democracy. More >>

Maori Party RMA Deal Breaches Its Own Environment Policy

Friday, 2 December 2016, 2:03 pm | Soil and Health Association

The Maori Party’s deal with National over reforms to resource management breach the party’s own policy to work towards a GE-Free New Zealand, the Soil & Health Association says. More >>

Comprehensive new review of Monsanto's glyphosate

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 12:03 pm | Soil and Health Association

In a “state of the science” review released today, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) International presents a large body of research documenting the adverse human health and environmental impacts of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides and ... More >>

High Court ruling on GE a win for democracy

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 12:44 pm | Soil and Health Association

The High Court has today upheld the ruling that regional councils do have the right to decide on the provisions, policies, and rules regarding the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their region. More >>

Auckland to stay GE Free under new Unitary Plan

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 3:31 pm | Soil and Health Association

The Soil & Health Association congratulates Auckland Council on its decision to retain the valuable precautionary and prohibitive genetically modified organisms (GMOs) provisions in the new Auckland Unitary Plan, which protect the Auckland region's ... More >>

Landmark merger a win-win for organic sector

Monday, 18 July 2016, 9:26 am | Soil and Health Association

The organic community celebrated the landmark merger of two long-established charitable organisations yesterday. Members of the Soil & Health Association of NZ Inc and the New Zealand Biological Producers and Consumers Society Inc (BioGro Society) voted ... More >>

Honouring the Warrior Queen of Organics

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 10:13 am | Soil and Health Association

Media release from the Soil & Health Association 22 June 2016 – for immediate release One of New Zealand’s oldest advocates of organics, Marguerite Jones, has died at the age of 95. Famous for wearing her ‘Don’t panic, go organic!’ sign ... More >>

A collaborative response to GE risks

Monday, 20 June 2016, 10:19 am | Soil and Health Association

Councils and communities – a collaborative response to GE risks MEDIA RELEASE from Soil & Health and GE Free Northland Saturday, June 18, 2016 More >>

GE: it’s our right to decide

Friday, 12 February 2016, 9:22 am | Soil and Health Association

GE: it’s our right to decide Communities should have the right to decide whether or not genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are released or field-trialled in their regions and, if so, whether any conditions should be placed on them, say the Soil ... More >>

Joining forces to clean up food and farming

Monday, 14 December 2015, 7:23 am | Soil and Health Association

The urgency of what’s happening to our food supply has motivated two key organic organisations to join forces. To counter industrial-style factory farming and food production, which is causing environmental degradation and ill health, Soil & ... More >>

Climate-friendly farming: We have the solutions

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 9:54 am | Soil and Health Association

We have good news for John Key! At the climate talks in Paris, Prime Minister John Key said that cost-effective technologies for reducing New Zealand’s agricultural emissions were not yet available. More >>

GE animal experiments: expensive, unethical failures

Friday, 23 October 2015, 10:51 am | Soil and Health Association

Experiments to genetically engineer animals in New Zealand over the past 15 years have proven to be expensive and unethical failures, says the Soil & Health Association, and must be stopped. Soil & Health commends GE Free NZ’s report ‘GE Animals ... More >>

Childhood obesity plan a fat lot of good

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 9:06 am | Soil and Health Association

The government’s Childhood Obesity Plan doesn’t go nearly far enough to address the alarming increase in childhood obesity, according to the Soil & Health Association. “There are some commendable actions in this plan, but the rise of obesity in children ... More >>

Conflict of interest for new EPA head

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 8:44 am | Soil and Health Association

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency has been an open advocate of genetic engineering, and therefore has a conflict of interest when it comes to looking after the environment, says the Soil & Health Association. Dr Allan Freeth starts ... More >>

New wave of GE-free activism

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 1:08 pm | Soil and Health Association

Pressure from the biotech industry for the government to relax laws on genetic engineering will result in a new wave of GE-free activism, the Soil & Health Association predicts. More >>

Our democratic right to be GE-free

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 12:51 pm | Soil and Health Association

One of the most important Environment Court decisions this year is the finding that councils can control the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) under the Resource Management Act. More >>

GE or not GE? A victory for democracy

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 2:27 pm | Soil and Health Association

New Zealanders can take heart that it is now confirmed that regional councils have the right to make planning decisions about the outdoor use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their regions. Environment Court Judge Newhook determined yesterday ... More >>

 

 

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