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Time to Stop the Clock on GMO Application

Monday, 1 March 2010, 4:44 pm | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

GE-Free NZ (in Food and Environment) today called for an immediate halt to ERMA proceedings set to give indefinite approval for a range of unknown genetically engineered organisms based on New Zealand’s major food-production animals: sheep and cows, as well as ... More >>

New Zealand Better Off After GE trials Cancelled

Tuesday, 10 February 2009, 10:20 am | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

The decision to halt further trials of GE brassica will benefit New Zealand and protect our multi-billion dollar position as a clean, green, natural and safe food-producer. More >>

Government Must not weaken G.E. Rules

Tuesday, 11 November 2008, 12:26 pm | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

The Incoming Government must not weaken the rigourous laws around genetically engineered organsims (GMO's) that protect New Zealand’s status as a GE Free nation. More >>

Forestry Industry Must Aim for Quality to Survive

Friday, 25 July 2008, 2:56 pm | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

The Forestry Industry should focus on ethical and sustainable production, targeting the quality-end of the global market in a way that fits with New Zealand’s Brand image and which will secure international certification by the Forest Stewardship ... More >>

NZ Farmers Warned Against GE Feed

Monday, 9 June 2008, 9:40 am | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

New Zealand farmers are being warned against heeding comments by Barry O'Neil - deputy director general of MAF Biosecurity New Zealand- supporting the use of GE animal feed. More >>

New GE Animals a Threat to NZ's Export Reputation

Monday, 26 May 2008, 10:42 am | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

Plans to develop new GE animals with genetic material taken from widely different species (understood to be as varied as goats, mice, and zebra), are a threat to New Zealand's clean, green natural image for food production. More >>

Restore Moratorium: GE Failures Threaten Nation

Thursday, 17 April 2008, 10:32 am | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

A Moratorium on applications to release GE organisms must be restored to protect the National interest. That is the only reasonable course of action in light of a new report (1) published yesterday by Sustainable Future: A Review of the forty nine ... More >>

Ban on GE Trees Gains Momentum

Thursday, 21 February 2008, 3:52 pm | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

International support for a ban on GE trees is growing, throwing further doubt on claimed benefits used to justify field-trials in New Zealand. Over 130 organisations from around the world, including New Zealand organisations and a Member of Parliament, ... More >>

MAF Claims Rabbits 'PR Stunt' in Trial Breach

Monday, 18 February 2008, 5:28 pm | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

Many of GE Free (NZ) concerns about facility inspection have been backed up in the MAF report on the Scion GE Tree biosecurity breach, made public this week. More >>

GE Brassica: Resistant Insects in a Few Years?

Monday, 11 February 2008, 9:50 am | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

Scientists could spend 10 years developing GE Brassica vegetables that could create resistance in insects in just half that time, making them worse than useless. More >>

ERMA To Face Legal Challenge Over GE Trials

Thursday, 20 September 2007, 3:57 pm | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

A hearing date for a legal challenge against ERMA's approval of field trials of GE brassica has been set for March 31st 2008. GE Free New Zealand (in food and environment) has challenged ERMA over their approval of an application by Crop and Food Research ... More >>

Insurers Must Have Data to Cover GE Risks

Tuesday, 31 July 2007, 10:12 am | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

The insurance industry must be provided with data on the risks to New Zealand's environment and Brand reputation before any more approvals of GE foods or field trials are allowed. More >>

New GE Liability Laws Needed to Protect Public

Monday, 30 July 2007, 1:02 pm | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

The government must develop new legislation to ensure local ratepayers and the general public are not left to cover the costs of harm caused by official approval of GM foods, field trials or commercialised products. More >>

Clearance of GE Corn Plays Health Russian Roulette

Monday, 30 July 2007, 10:35 am | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

FSANZ has reviewed independent scientific warnings re. MON 863 and rejected them, instead concluding the corn is safe for entry into the food chain. GE Free NZ (in food and environment) believes this potentially disastrous decision signals that ... More >>

Minister Urged to Heed Scientists' Warning on corn

Monday, 23 July 2007, 10:29 am | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

The government must listen to New Zealand scientists' warnings that urgent research is needed before a new GM corn should be allowed into human food. The Minister must intervene to protect the integrity of the food supply until regulations are in place ... More >>

Meat and Dairy Industry Warned to stay Clone-Free

Friday, 12 January 2007, 10:24 am | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

New Zealand’s Dairy and Meat industries should position their products as “clone-free” to secure their premium-quality image and maintain a point of difference in the world market should US authorities approve cloned products. More >>

GE Vegetable trial won't benefit New Zealand

Tuesday, 12 December 2006, 12:42 am | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

Proposed GE vegetable trials are "off strategy" for New Zealand and claims by Crop and Food that their research is of national benefit are ill-founded. 70% of New Zealanders would almost certainly lose out if these particular crops were released. More >>

Cover Up of GM Rice Contamination a Scandal

Friday, 22 September 2006, 10:30 am | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

The UK Independent newspaper's report of an official cover-up of contamination of rice by an illegal GE variant has serious implications for maintaining the integrity of the food supply in New Zealand and overseas. The Independent has revealed that ... More >>

NZ Food Authorities Confirm GE Rice Contamination

Wednesday, 30 August 2006, 2:37 pm | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) has admitted to the release of low levels of unapproved GE Liberty Link Rice 601 (LL601). But though the product has not been tested on animals or humans NZFSA refuses to recall it, or follow Europe ... More >>

Biotech Firm Seeks Approval to Contaminate Food

Monday, 7 August 2006, 10:41 am | GE free NZ in Food Environment Inc

Concern is mounting that Food Standards Australia New Zealand are being pressured by international biotech companies to officially approve contamination of food with GE crops designed for industrial and pharmaceutical production. More >>





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