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Genetically Engineered Pig-soy A Threat To All Consumers

Friday, 3 May 2024, 4:36 pm | GE Free NZ

Consumers are right to be revolted by the threat of a brave new world of eating genetically engineered (GE) soy products that have been engineered with pig genes. The ability for GE pig-soy genes to spread into the environment and out-cross to other varieties ... More >>

GE Watchdog Decision Risks Compromising Protection Of The Environment And Health

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 7:26 pm | GE Free NZ

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has released its decision on “null segregants” (APP204173) defining them as "not genetically engineered organisms". In February, Plant and Food applied to the EPA to determine if “null segregants” ... More >>

Otago GE Wasp Project Violates International Gene Drive Agreement

Wednesday, 31 January 2024, 9:55 am | GE Free NZ

Professor Dearden, Otago University, has received $11 million from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise (MBIE) to engineer wasps using gene drive technology. He is only consulting with Māori and regulators, ignoring and side-lining ... More >>

Liberalisation Of Genetic Engineering Threatens The Environment, Farmers And New Zealand

Tuesday, 19 December 2023, 10:21 am | GE Free NZ

The coalition governments’ move to loosen biotechnology (GE) regulation is set to let down farmers and consumers and put New Zealand's export reputation at risk. New Zealand's strict genetic engineering laws, under the Hazardous Substances and ... More >>

Liberalisation Of Genetic Engineering Threatens The Environment, Farmers And New Zealand

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 8:56 am | GE Free NZ

The coalition governments’ move to loosen biotechnology (GE) regulation is set to let down farmers and consumers and put New Zealand's export reputation at risk. New Zealand's strict genetic engineering laws, under the Hazardous Substances and ... More >>

Exporters Urged to Speak Up Over Risks of National's Biotechnology Policy

Monday, 30 October 2023, 9:03 pm | GE Free NZ

The National Party announced the policy early in the election proposing harmonisation of international policies. This would allow any new genetic technology (GE) product approved by two of the 38 member intergovernmental organisation, Organisation for ... More >>

GE Free New Zealand Joining The International Day Of Action

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 9:11 am | GE Free NZ

GE Free New Zealand is joining the International Day of Action to raise awareness of the devastation that the Plantation Forests have on the environment. The Government of Brazil has approved genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus designed to have tolerance ... More >>

Would A U.S. Free Trade Deal Force New Zealand To Adopt GE?

Thursday, 31 August 2023, 2:45 pm | GE Free NZ

Three political parties, National, ACT and TOP, have declared that if they win the election they will “end the ban on GE”. This would allow them to progress a U.S. Free Trade agreement signalled at the last election. It cannot, however, be negotiated ... More >>

New Risks From Proposed Changes To GE Laws

Thursday, 10 August 2023, 3:50 pm | GE Free NZ

The Ministry for the Environment is calling for submissions on changes to the laboratory use and importation of genetically engineered (GE) organisms. The consultation document proposes changes to how the HSNO Act regulates laboratory research of all new organisms ... More >>

Ignorance Around Regulation Of Genetic Modification

Monday, 12 June 2023, 8:28 pm | GE Free NZ

The National Party joins three other parties who are pushing to “end the ban” on genetically modified/engineered organisms (GM/GE) regulation and allow the open release of GE in the New Zealand environment. [1][2] Ms Collins ignorance on the ... More >>

Secret Talks To Allow GE Seeds Without Regulation Threatens New Zealand Farmers

Thursday, 11 May 2023, 11:17 am | GE Free NZ

Canadian Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has approved the adoption of Gene Edited (GE) seeds without any regulation, health or safety assessments, traceability or liability and only voluntary disclosure. The deregulation of GE seeds includes ... More >>

International Community Mourns Loss of Leading Advocate for Organic Food

Tuesday, 2 May 2023, 6:33 am | GE Free NZ

GE-Free NZ is sad to hear of the passing of Ronnie Cummins, International Director of the Organic Consumers Association. Ronnie Cummins was the founder and director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA); a nonprofit, US-based network of more ... More >>

Impossible Burger Stops Using GMO Soy Protein As Its Main Ingredient In NZ

Friday, 28 April 2023, 5:25 am | GE Free NZ

The US manufacturer of the 'Impossible Burger' has revealed that they have stopped using GMO soy as their main ingredient in products exported to New Zealand and Australia. The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) responses from the importer and manufacturer ... More >>

Call For Review Of New Zealand's Approval Of GE Rice

Friday, 21 April 2023, 9:21 am | GE Free NZ

There are renewed concerns about the approval by Food Standard Australia NZ (FSANZ) of GE Golden Rice, following a ruling by The Philippine Supreme Court that Syngenta must “cease and desist” any commercialisation and propagation of the GE rice. ... More >>

New Zealand Native Bees Are Under Threat From The Toxic Pesticide Thiamethoxam

Wednesday, 29 March 2023, 4:24 pm | GE Free NZ

A hearing on the use of Actara, a highly toxic neo-nicotinoid pesticide now banned in the EU, will be held on Thursday 30 March by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). [1] A reassessment was applied for by The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) ... More >>

Organic Bill Welcomed To Future-Proof Exports And Take Action On Climate Change

Wednesday, 29 March 2023, 4:23 pm | GE Free NZ

There are long term advantages for New Zealand from the work by MPI and the Organic sector to inform the standards and regulations for sustainable organic production. The Organics Bill sets a National and International bench mark that will ensure people ... More >>

Federated Farmers' LifeSciences Push To Loosen GE Regulation Is A Threat To Farmers And Exports

Tuesday, 21 March 2023, 10:28 am | GE Free NZ

Pressure on the government from the Life Sciences Summit and Federated Farmers for the de-regulation and release of GE crops is a disservice to the public of Aotearoa/ New Zealand. Lobbying for de-Regulation of GE is misguided. Fed Farmers leading proponents ... More >>

Lesson For NZ In Drought Tolerant Maize Pushed On Africa By Monsanto

Wednesday, 15 February 2023, 12:45 pm | GE Free NZ

Another case of failed traits in genetically engineered (GE) crops shows New Zealand has dodged a bullet by maintaining our production systems and environment as GE Free. New Zealand has been criticised for being slow to follow the push to deregulate genetically ... More >>

House Of Lords' Concern For Gene Editing 'Skeleton' Bill Is A Warning For NZ Lawmakers

Friday, 16 December 2022, 8:00 pm | GE Free NZ

New Zealand biosecurity is at risk from the same serious flaws in regulations that have been identified in the UK House of Commons Genetic Technology Bill. The House of Lords Committee has found a lack of transparency and failure of accountability ... More >>

FSANZ Plan To Deregulate Gene Editing Threatens Consumer Choice And Food Safety (GE Free NZ Press Release)

Monday, 5 December 2022, 9:24 am | GE Free NZ

The Minister for Food Safety, Meka Whaitiri has been called on to look into the reasons for excluding New Zealand submissions regarding Foods Standards Australia/ NZ (FSANZ) proposal (P1055). Food Standards Australia New Zealand received 1734 submissions ... More >>





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