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Communities urge NRC to protect the region's GE free status

Friday, 2 November 2018, 4:00 pm | GE Free Northland

More than one hundred submissions (lodged in response to the Northland Regional Council's proposed new Regional Plan) strongly backed alignment with Auckland and Northland District Council plans that already contain provisions and policies seeking ... More >>

Communities to Council: Please Keep Northland GE Free

Friday, 2 November 2018, 2:16 pm | GE Free NZ

An overwhelming number of submissions to the Northland Regional Council GMO hearing have backed alignment with Auckland and District Council plans that protect the region's GE-Free status. More >>

Gene Editing Drives into Dangerous Unknown Territory

Friday, 5 October 2018, 5:32 pm | GE Free NZ

The Royal Society Te Apārangi is inviting feedback on scenarios for the use of gene editing in the primary industry sector [1]. Are they leading New Zealand agriculture and horticulture into dangerous unknown territory when they promote genetically engineered ... More >>

Regulate GE Techniques or Quit Trans Tasman Food Authority

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 3:35 pm | GE Free NZ

New Zealand must persuade Australian bureaucrats to follow world-class food safety standards being set in Europe, [1] or withdraw New Zealand from the trans-Tasman Food Standards Australia NZ (FSANZ). More >>

Visiting Expert Speaks on Gene Technology

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 11:20 am | GE Free NZ

The future impact of gene editing in New Zealand will be a hot topic during the upcoming tour of Dr. Jonathan Latham Sept 1-Sept 9. More >>

Government Urged to Review Glyphosate Based Herbicides

Monday, 13 August 2018, 12:56 pm | GE Free NZ

It is time to reevaluate the evidence and how Glyphosate Based Herbicides (GBH's) are used in light of a ground breaking court case finding harm from the glyphosate based herbicide Roundup products. More >>

EU Decision on Gene Editing Tech Supports NZ legislation

Friday, 3 August 2018, 9:30 am | GE Free NZ

Organisations and individuals concerned about the risks posed by GMOs applaud the ruling by the European Court of Justice that the new advanced gene-editing technologies, called ‘GMO 2.0,' are genetically modified organisms and should go through the ... More >>

GE Ryegrass Trials Results An Illusion

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 3:56 pm | GE Free NZ

GE Ryegrass Trials Results An Illusion GE ryegrass is still at the starting line, after unimpressive results from US field trials. Approval was given in April 2017, for a one-year trial in the US State of Missouri, but AgResearch costly GE ryegrass ... More >>

Is Air Zealand disregarding regulations?

Friday, 6 July 2018, 3:01 pm | GE Free New Zealand

Air NZ is selling a genetically engineered vegan burger on its Los angeles to Auckland flights. [1] however, its legality has been questioned as it has escaped food safety regulation. [2] More >>

Calls for Independent Bioethics Council to be Reestablished

Friday, 29 June 2018, 9:50 am | GE Free NZ

The Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) - Te Apārangi is encouraging New Zealanders to submit their views on the uses of gene editing in the area of Health, Human embryos, and Pest control [1] More >>

Wellington Regional Council Urged on Regional GMO Rules

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 2:49 pm | GE Free NZ

Wellington Regional Council Urged to Join Other Councils With Regional GMO Rules GE Free NZ will be presenting a submission asking the Greater Wellington Regional Council to adopt a precautionary approach to the management of GMOs by: · prohibiting ... More >>

Victory for Rural Communities

Sunday, 27 May 2018, 6:13 pm | GE Free Northland

Victory for Rural Communities- Federated Farmers of NZ Drop Controversial GMO Appeal GE-FREE Northland 26 May 2018 Media release More >>

Victory for local communities

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 2:01 pm | GE Free Northland

GE-Free Northland are celebrating the news that Federated Farmers of NZ have finally withdrawn their controversial GE/GMO appeal against Whangarei District Council and Far North District Council (1). More >>

Gene editing kits are creating a new risk

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 4:50 pm | GE Free NZ

Gene editing kits are creating a new biosecurity and public health risk for New Zealand that needs to be addressed. More >>

Federated Farmers Slammed by Judge

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 11:03 am | GE Free Northland

Federated Farmers Slammed by Judge for Cynical Attempt to Block Precautionary GMO Provisions in Regional Plan More >>

Stand against FSANZ Approval of 'Golden Rice'

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 8:27 pm | GE Free NZ

“ We have long asserted that we don’t need GMOs which is intertwined with the used of toxic pesticides and herbicides. We have our own traditional rice varieties and sustainable ways of farming. We have also established and developed our diversified ... More >>

Community support for a GE-free Northland

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 3:09 pm | GE Free Northland

GE Free Northland is encouraging the Northland Regional Council to place precautionary and prohibitive GE/GMO provisions in the new Regional Plan for Northand, to support local District Councils and Auckland Council in preventing any genetically engineered ... More >>

Appeal Sought Against GE 'Golden Rice'

Sunday, 25 February 2018, 7:17 pm | GE Free NZ

Appeal Sought Against GE 'Golden Rice' GE Free NZ is considering legal avenues to appeal the approval of GE rice by FSANZ and the Minister for Food Safety. GE Free NZ met with the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) to raise concerns over the total ... More >>

Golden Rice Approval For New Zealand - A Big Mistake

Friday, 23 February 2018, 9:57 am | GE Free NZ

The absence of any benefit for New Zealand consumers has been ignored and there is growing international concern about the decision. (1) More >>

Minister urged to call for a review of the GM rice

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 10:09 am | GE Free New Zealand

GE Free NZ is calling on the Minister for Food Safety, Hon Damien O’Connor, as a member of the Ministerial Council to request that Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) review the draft of their GM rice approval (A1138). More >>