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Do GE developers really know what they are doing?

Monday, 18 November 2019, 9:43 am | GE Free NZ

New Zealand consumers will be left in the dark about foods grown in Australia that have been created using gene editing techniques. On the 13 November the Australian Senator Rice put up a motion to disallow, or overturn, the recently passed Gene Technology ... More >>

Are Experimental GE Factory Farm Animals Vivisection?

Monday, 14 October 2019, 8:01 am | GE Free NZ

AgResearch annual report (2019) on genetically engineered (GE) animal trials reinforce the findings of Friends of the Earth ‘Genetically Engineered Animals: From Lab to Factory Farm’ report [1]. The reports detail that all GE techniques have the ... More >>

Technology Fails and Creates Superhybrid Mosquitoes

Friday, 20 September 2019, 4:37 pm | GE Free NZ

The unexpected disastrous failure of GE Pest Extinction technology has occurred. A new “super” hybrid genetically engineered (GE) mosquito has been created, and no one knows what the implications and dangers are. These Super GE mosquitos cannot ... More >>

Community Support for Councils' appeal on GMO's

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 11:17 am | GE Free NZ

The Far North District Council (FNDC) and the Whangarei District Council (WDC) have lodged a joint appeal against the Northland Regional Council’s (NRC) omission of precautionary rules in its plan. [1] More >>

Cruelty Concerns for Gene Edited Animals

Monday, 9 September 2019, 11:25 am | GE Free NZ

New Zealand exporters and government Ministers must speak out against deregulation of gene editing in Australia, and call for both countries to maintain world class ethical, safety and traceability standards. International trust in the reputation ... More >>

Federated Farmers Challenged For Backing GE-Rygrass

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 3:56 pm | GE Free NZ

Federated Farmers are being challenged over their backing for the release of genetically engineered ryegrass and their call to loosen environmental regulation. More >>

Another Northland Council joins appeal against GMO decision

Sunday, 1 September 2019, 11:58 am | GE Free Northland

GE Free Northland welcomed the news of Far North District Council's recent unanimous vote to lodge an appeal with the Environment Court against Northland Regional Council over it's decision on genetic engineering (Genetically Modified Organisms). More >>

Widespread Support for Protection Against GE

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 10:47 am | GE Free Northland

GE Free Northland welcomed the news yesterday of Whangarei District Council's unanimous vote to lodge an appeal with the Environment Court against Northland Regional Council over its recent decision on genetic engineering (Genetically Modified Organisms). More >>

FDA findings undermine Royal Society on GE Deregulation

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 2:23 pm | GE Free NZ

14/08/2019 FDA findings undermine Royal Society Call for GE Deregulation Trust in the Royal Society will be undermined, after the FDA scientists found gene editing errors were being overlooked. The latest was in gene edited (GE) “hornless” cattle ... More >>

GE Regulation In NZ Is Robust And Fit For Purpose

Saturday, 3 August 2019, 11:45 am | GE Free NZ

GE Regulation In New Zealand Is Robust And Fit For Purpose New Zealand Ministers and high profile scientists have calling to open the debate on GE and have been signalling the need to review the Hazardous Substance and New Organisms (HSNO) Act to allow ... More >>

Regional Council Vote Leaves Northlanders Feeling Betrayed

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 8:28 am | GE Free NZ

The Northland Regional Council (NRC) has voted to exclude all GM/GE precautionary provisions in its regional plan, despite years of community engagement showing support for such protection. There is a sense of betrayal following the way the NRC Chairman ... More >>

US Regulators' Industry Ties Cast Doubt on Decisions by NZ

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 4:15 pm | GE Free NZ

US Regulators' Industry Ties Cast Doubt on Decisions by NZ Authorities More >>

Scientists Warn about risks of Gene Editing Deregulation

Sunday, 26 May 2019, 12:29 pm | GE Free New Zealand

Scientists Warn about risks of Gene Editing Deregulation A Gene Drive (GE) study by three independent European scientific organisations* warn of the risks of gene drives being promoted for use in predator control and against deregulation. [1] More >>

Warning Against ‘Wild West' of Gene Editing

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 12:26 pm | GE Free NZ

The proposal in Australia to deregulate gene-editing (GE) techniques [1], threatens the safety of consumers and the environment. Gene Editing uses a new advanced laboratory technique that genetically engineers enzymes and RNA to create novel organisms. More >>

Lessons for NZ Farmers in Cancer Link to Herbicides

Monday, 1 April 2019, 9:10 am | GE Free NZ

Lessons for NZ Farmers in Cancer Link to Glyphosate Based Herbicides More >>

Councils Will Not Be Left Liable for Illegal GMO Use

Monday, 11 March 2019, 10:21 pm | GE Free NZ

Councils Will Not Be Left Liable for Illegal GMO Use or Contamination The Northland Regional Council is considering whether to place precautionary GMO rules in their Regional Plan, with questions being raised about who pays for compensating illegal ... More >>

GE Animal investments Put Reputation and Exports At Risk

Monday, 4 March 2019, 9:35 am | GE Free NZ

Fonterra's, New Zealand’s largest dairy cooperative, investment in gene edited, genetically engineered (GE) animal and plant biotech, is putting its cooperative farmer shareholders, brand and reputation at risk.[1] More >>

Regenerative farming better for NZ than GM

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 2:00 pm | GE Free NZ

20/02/2019 Regenerative farming better for NZ than GM in agriculture and environment. The Minister for the Environment is leading the way for New Zealand to be at the fore front of sustainable policies that will buffer the extremes of climate and soil ... More >>

Developers beaten to market with 'GE Forbidden Fruit'

Monday, 14 January 2019, 3:20 pm | GE Free NZ

Scientists at Plant and Food have been beaten to market for sale of red-fleshed apples, despite mounting a campaign to promote their own GE product and suggesting it is ‘forbidden' as an excuse to weaken regulation of novel foods. More >>

UN requires regulatory assessment of gene drives

Monday, 3 December 2018, 8:17 am | GE Free NZ

The United Nations, Convention on Biological Diversity decision has mandated that gene drives (GE) must undergo a thorough regulatory risk assessment using scientifically sound case-by-case risk assessments before an environmental release [1]. This confirms ... More >>

 

 

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