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ESR Questions Safety of a GM Food

Tuesday, 14 October 2008, 12:31 am | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

New Zealand’s food safety regulator ‘shopped’ for alternative advice when a report it had commissioned from ESR questioned the safety of a GM food More >>

ETS Rules Prejudge Level of Corporate Welfare

Tuesday, 24 June 2008, 11:19 am | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

Eight of the companies set to qualify for corporate welfare under the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) are together likely to receive $1.4 billion or more over the next decade. More >>

Green films screen for World Environment Day

Tuesday, 20 May 2008, 12:40 am | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

For World Environment Day, June 5, the Environment Centre at the Sustainability Trust has organised a unique event – the Sustainable Communities Film Festival. More >>

ETS Change Puts Major Pressure on Carbon Currency

Thursday, 8 May 2008, 10:08 am | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

The new carbon currency proposed under the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is likely to come under major pressure as a result of the two-year delay on charges to apply to transport fuels announced by the Government. More >>

Anderton Statement Wrong

Thursday, 1 May 2008, 10:00 am | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

A media statement issued by Jim Anderton this afternoon, “NZ needs a balanced and realistic ETS”, misinterprets the Sustainability Council. The Council said when launching its report this morning on the proposed emissions trading regime that all ... More >>

Households and SMEs Pay 90% of Emissions Charges

Wednesday, 30 April 2008, 10:17 am | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

The proposed rules for the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will involve huge transfers of wealth but make very little difference to New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions in the next five years, says a Sustainability Council report released today. More >>

Food Safety Regulation takes a Significant Hit

Thursday, 20 December 2007, 4:21 pm | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

The credibility of New Zealand’s food safety regulation has taken a significant hit today with the approval of GM lysine corn as a human food. More >>

Agriculture Can Make Major Emissions Reductions

Friday, 23 November 2007, 1:56 pm | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

An expert report commissioned by MAF has confirmed what agricultural leaders have been at pains to avoid acknowledging. The agriculture sector can nearly halve its growth in greenhouse gas emissions since 1990 simply by applying nitrification inhibitors ... More >>

NZ Has Strong Grounds for Rejecting Corn Decision

Friday, 16 November 2007, 10:15 am | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

New Zealand has strong grounds for rejecting the application to make GM lysine corn a legal food. Significant health risks remain untested and the credibility of New Zealand's food safety regulation will be eroded unless it stands aside from the current ... More >>

Strong Grounds for Rejecting GM Lysine Corn

Sunday, 14 October 2007, 12:38 am | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

NZ Has Strong Grounds for Rejecting GM Lysine Corn Decision   New Zealand has strong grounds for rejecting the application to make GM lysine corn a legal food.  Significant health risks remain untested and the credibility of New Zealand's food safety regulation ... More >>

Animal To Human Transplants Still Too Risky In NZ

Friday, 5 October 2007, 3:46 pm | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

The application by Melbourne-based company, Living Cell Technologies (LCT), is the first to test the regulations governing this procedure - known as xenotransplantation - since new legislation in 2002 More >>

Food Safety Regulator Fails GM Lysine Corn Test

Thursday, 19 July 2007, 10:02 am | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

A novel form of genetically modified corn that poses serious health risks, but has been inadequately safety tested, looks set to be approved for human consumption on Monday - unless New Zealand stands aside from this decision. More >>

Agriculture Can Meet Share of Kyoto at a Profit

Wednesday, 27 June 2007, 9:29 am | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

The agriculture sector can meet its share of the nation’s Kyoto emissions reduction target at a profit. As livestock accounts for 49% of New Zealand’s emissions, such cuts would in turn remove about half the nation’s excess emissions, based on the ... More >>

Change of Sustainability Approach Required

Saturday, 7 April 2007, 4:30 pm | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

Sustainability Council Media Statement - 5 April 2007 Management of New Zealand's environment continues to lack quantifiable targets needed to set the "outcome-oriented" policy the OECD recommends in its review released today. Voluntary measures are still ... More >>

Minister Calls for Review of Lysine GM Corn Assmt

Friday, 23 February 2007, 10:16 am | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

Food Safety Minister Annette King has called for a review of the new variety of GM corn with high lysine content that the Trans-Tasman food regulator (FSANZ) had said was safe to be a human food (see release below). The Sustainability Council and Canterbury ... More >>

New Attack on GM Food Safety Testing Standards

Thursday, 8 February 2007, 2:53 pm | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

Joint Media Statement - Sustainability Council and Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety   Australian and New Zealand regulators are failing to resist an audacious bid by GM plant developers to have them abandon a fundamental principle of food safety ... More >>

Kyoto Bill Will Drive Carbon Price

Tuesday, 12 December 2006, 10:44 am | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

The Sustainability Council welcomes Government's indication that its favoured cross-sector mechanism for addressing greenhouse gas emissions is an emissions trading regime. More >>

MAF Not Adequately Managing GM Risk

Thursday, 7 December 2006, 10:00 am | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

The latest seed contamination incident makes clear that MAF is not adequately risk managing border protection against GM contaminants. More >>

Give Greenhouse Permits to Citizens, Not Emitters

Friday, 3 November 2006, 11:02 am | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

An equitable and effective approach to addressing climate change can be set through giving each citizen an equal number of emission permits Addressing climate change requires a price to be put on greenhouse gas emissions. More >>

Import Regulations for Methyl Bromide Recapture

Monday, 30 October 2006, 12:59 am | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

Use Import Regulations to Drive Methyl Bromide Recapture Sustainability Council Media Statement 29 October 2006 Existing regulations on the import of methyl bromide can be used to require recapture of the chemical rather than action on this being deferred. ... More >>

   

 

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