The Soil and Health Association of NZ - Latest News [Page 1]

Federated Farmers drop legal action around GMOs

Friday, 25 May 2018, 3:07 pm | The Soil and Health Association of NZ

Following years of court action for a precautionary approach to genetically modified organisms (GMO), the Soil & Health Association today welcomed Federated Farmers’ decision to drop legal challenges to several local council resource management plans ... More >>

Save the bees - ban neonics

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 12:30 pm | The Soil and Health Association of NZ

1 May 2018 The Soil & Health Association welcomes the Environmental Protection Authority’s announcement to review the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in New Zealand but wants them to act now and ban their use immediately. The EPA’s announcement, ... More >>

Community support for a GE-free New Plymouth

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 10:59 am | The Soil and Health Association of NZ

The Soil & Health Association is encouraging the New Plymouth District Council to adopt precautionary provisions in the New Plymouth District Plan for any genetically engineered (genetically modified) organisms that may be trialled or used commercially. More >>

Court ruling highlights dangers of RMA reforms

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 11:57 am | The Soil and Health Association of NZ

A new court ruling highlights how the Government’s RMA reforms will ride roughshod over public participation in resource management and the power of councils to regulate the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) within their territories, says Soil ... More >>

Together we can keep Aotearoa GE-free!

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 2:43 pm | The Soil and Health Association of NZ

One of the world’s oldest organic organisations is now using crowdfunding to help keep New Zealand’s valuable GE-free status. More >>

Celebrating 75 years of organics in NZ

Friday, 8 April 2016, 10:42 am | The Soil and Health Association of NZ

Cutting an organic cake at Parliament yesterday marked the 75th anniversary of the Soil & Health Association, one of the world’s oldest organic organisations. The cake ceremony was a highlight of the launch of the OANZ 2016 New Zealand Organic ... More >>

Celebrating NZ’s first official GE-free food-producing regio

Monday, 14 September 2015, 8:31 am | The Soil and Health Association of NZ

Hastings District Council’s decision to ban GE in their district is welcome news, says the Soil & Health Association. The just-released Hastings District Plan prohibits the release and field trialling of genetically engineered organisms, creating ... More >>

Polluted waterways pose threat to children

Friday, 2 August 2013, 3:56 pm | The Soil and Health Association of NZ

Soil & Health - Organic NZ supports Pesticide Action Network’s call for an immediate reassessment of chlorpryifos, a dangerous aerially sprayed pesticide that is polluting New Zealand waterways. More >>

Stanford 'anti-organic' study flawed

Friday, 21 September 2012, 1:01 pm | The Soil and Health Association of NZ

"The recently released study by Stanford University questioning the benefits of organic food is flawed and fails to identify some key reasons why people eat organically," says Debbie Swanwick, Spokesperson for Soil & Health - Organic NZ. More >>

Monsanto A Threat to NZ’s Homeland Security

Tuesday, 21 August 2012, 1:06 pm | The Soil and Health Association of NZ

"Biotech companies are still trying to push their flawed and failed genetically engineered technology onto New Zealand farmers despite markets around the world not wanting to buy it" says Debbie Swanwick, Spokesperson for Soil & Health ... More >>

New Spokesperson for Soil & Health Association - Organic NZ

Tuesday, 17 July 2012, 1:24 pm | The Soil and Health Association of NZ

The Soil & Health Association - Organic NZ have announced the appointment of Debbie Swanwick as their new spokesperson. The Association has been in operation for seventy years advocating " Healthy Soil - Healthy Food - Healthy People " to create an organic ... More >>

Organic Winegrowing Reducing Marlborough Chemical Use

Thursday, 20 October 2011, 5:23 pm | The Soil and Health Association of NZ

Organic wine growing in Marlborough is reducing significantly the amount of dangerous pesticides used in the region. With 1400 hectares either BioGro certified organic or in conversion, that equates to a full 1000 hectares of land no longer herbicide ... More >>

Australian Imported Vegetables Should Be Banned, Not Nuked

Thursday, 15 September 2011, 10:45 am | The Soil and Health Association of NZ

New Zealand food safety authorities are preparing to allow Australian vegetable imports to be irradiated, because the organophosphate dimethoate is about to be suspended from use for prevention of fruit fly and other biosecurity risks, according to the ... More >>

Approval For Scion’s Genetically Engineered Christmas Trees

Wednesday, 15 December 2010, 5:34 pm | The Soil and Health Association of NZ

The Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) released its decision today to allow crown research agency Scion and its partner, United States owned ArborGen, to plant thousands of genetically engineered (GE) pine trees over 25 years at Scions ... More >>

Soil & Health Congratulates ERMA

Monday, 3 May 2010, 10:44 pm | The Soil and Health Association of NZ

The recommendations by the Environmental Risk Management Authority staff that the Authority declines AgResearch’s four very broad applications for more genetically engineered animals was praised by the Soil & Health Association of NZ. More >>

New Pro-1080 Alliance Lacks Sustainability Vision

Saturday, 10 April 2010, 10:36 am | The Soil and Health Association of NZ

The new pro-1080 animal toxin alliance led by Forest & Bird and Federated Farmers lacks a vision of a truly sustainable clean green 100% Pure New Zealand according to the Soil & Health Association of New Zealand. More >>

What We Want For Xmas: Organic Strawberry Growers

Tuesday, 22 December 2009, 12:13 pm | The Soil and Health Association of NZ

Analysis of New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) pesticide residue results out yesterday show strawberries laced with multiple residues and dodgy chicken take-aways in Auckland. (1) More >>

Independent Fumigation Monitoring A Sham

Monday, 5 October 2009, 10:50 am | The Soil and Health Association of NZ

Port Marlborough’s sole owner, the Marlborough District Council, should take a leaf out of Taupo District Council’s book and ban aerial 1080 drops, but also immediately ban the release to air of tonnes of methyl bromide gas, according to the Soil & Health ... More >>

 

InfoPages Links

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL