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Scientists Raise Safety Concerns For Glyphosate-Resistant GE Foods

Saturday, 5 September 2020, 5:16 pm | GE Free NZ

Scientists have found that spraying with glyphosate-based herbicide triggers unintended effects even in genetically modified soybean varieties resistant to this type of pesticide. The researchers, from GenØk–Centre for Biosafety in Norway and the ... More >>

New Zealand Needs Its Own Food Safety Standards Authority

Monday, 31 August 2020, 8:00 am | GE Free NZ

New Zealand needs to establish its own Food Standards Authority. The call has been prompted over the lack of notification to engage New Zealand consumers and food producers in a review of Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Act. [1] FSANZ is a trans-Tasman ... More >>

Protection From GE For Northland Growers And Exporters Welcomed

Friday, 14 August 2020, 5:31 am | GE Free NZ

The Environment Court has upheld the appeal by the Whangarei District and Far North District Councils and others on the management of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the coastal Marine Area (CMA) in Northland. [1] The Environmental Court ... More >>

Safety Regulations For GE Under Threat

Monday, 3 August 2020, 2:07 pm | GE Free NZ

GE Free NZ has just received information under the OIA on the EPA-approved GE clinical trial of a vaccine for liver cancer. Pexa Vec (Pexastimogene Devacirepvec) a live genetically engineered small pox (vaccinia) virus failed to reach its clinical endpoints ... More >>

Call For Politicians To Keep Regulation On Gene Editing

Monday, 20 July 2020, 11:34 am | GE Free NZ

Politicians from all parties are being asked to ensure there are strict regulations on Genetically Engineered Organisms (GE/GMO), including Gene Editing. There is media hype and exaggeration of the accuracy and safety of Gene Editing (GE) promoted by ... More >>

Precautionary Provisions On Genetic Engineering Are Welcome

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 2:15 pm | GE Free New Zealand

The Northland Regional Council (NRC), after continuing to monitor the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), issue has reviewed its position and, in a meeting on Tuesday 16 June, passed a motion to include provisions in the Proposed Northland Regional ... More >>

GE Corn Resistant To Twelve Pesticides A Poisonous Cocktail

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 4:36 pm | GE Free NZ

A variety of genetically engineered (GE) corn developed to survive spraying with up to twelve different pesticides risks exposing consumers in New Zealand or Australia to increased levels of toxic chemicals. Bayer Crop Science has applied to Food Standards ... More >>

Are Australian GE Regulators Threatening New Zealand’s Food Chain?

Friday, 13 March 2020, 12:38 pm | GE Free New Zealand

Friends of the Earth Australia have uncovered disturbing evidence that the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) in Australia is allowing a number of gene editing (GE) techniques to be used in animals with no regulation at all. Friends ... More >>

We Mourn The Passing Of A Great New Zealander

Sunday, 8 March 2020, 4:54 pm | GE Free New Zealand

The news of Jeanette Fitzsimons sudden passing is a cause of great sadness and a time to remember and honour a great New Zealander. Jeanette was a voice for a vision of a better future, not just for Aotearoa but the whole world. Her calm and thoughtful ... More >>

New Ryegrass Benefits Farmers, Export Reputation, And Environment

Saturday, 29 February 2020, 11:03 am | GE Free New Zealand

Farmers can breathe a sigh of relief as they move into autumn. The future promise of a new high lipid ryegrass developed by conventional breeding and not using any gene editing or transgenic techniques shows that through innovation and foresight ... More >>

Application for GMO ‘Imitation Blood’ Raises Concerns

Monday, 20 January 2020, 8:26 am | GE Free NZ

Foods Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has received an application seeking approval for the GE Imitation blood ingredient used in the Impossible Burger to enter the food chain.[1] More >>

NZ Should Emulate South Australia's GE Moratorium

Monday, 16 December 2019, 8:21 am | GE Free NZ

15/12/2019 New Zealand should protect our global export reputation by following the example of South Australia's moratorium on release of genetically engineered (GE) organisms. [1] More >>

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 >>