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Pesticides linked to 'total ecological collapse'

Saturday, 27 November 2010, 1:17 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Controversial pesticides linked to 'total ecological collapse' of insects and birds Dearbhla Crosse and Tom Levitt 16th November, 2010 Widespread use of insecticides affecting bee populations but also causing decline in numbers of birds, butterflies ... More >>

Methyl Bromide Decision - Toxic Business as Usual

Tuesday, 2 November 2010, 4:12 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Methyl Bromide Decision Equals Toxic Business as Usual The reassessment decision today by the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) of the toxic and ozone depleting fumigant methyl bromide, disappointingly means business as usual for the ... More >>

Soil and Health comment on GE Tree application

Wednesday, 25 August 2010, 2:09 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

as anticipated with our earlier media releases, Scion's application to field trial thousands of GE trees at Rotorua is now notified by ERMA for public submissions. From scanning through the application and appendices, Scion intends to use a ~4ha ... More >>

Bethells Spraying Risks Environment and Community

Monday, 8 February 2010, 11:43 am | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

The intended helicopter spraying of crack willow with herbicide over 23 ha of wetland at Te Henga, near Bethells Beach, is another example of New Zealand’s use of crude chemical solutions without deep understanding of environmental risks, according to ... More >>

New Zealand At Risk Of Unsustainable Outcomes

Tuesday, 22 December 2009, 9:51 am | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

The New Zealand lead at the Copenhagen United Nations Climate Change Conference, by contributing $45 million to the Global Research Alliance on agriculture greenhouse gases, has all the hallmarks of a sustainability sham and pseudo science according ... More >>

Organic Sector Opposed To GE Animals

Monday, 21 December 2009, 11:56 am | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Organic sector members opposed to AgResearch’s continuing efforts to experiment on genetically engineered (GE) animals have taken a look at the facility that threatens to further tarnish New Zealand’s clean green 100% Pure branding. (1) More >>

GE Food and Environment Regulators Need Changing

Thursday, 12 November 2009, 1:31 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

New Zealand’s food and environmental safety regulators need either some major staff changes, political policy push or a culture change, if public safety is to be considered properly, according to the Soil & Health Association of New Zealand. The latest revelations ... More >>

GE Food Safety and Labelling

Monday, 26 October 2009, 3:50 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Food Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson needs to ensure a comprehensive review of the labelling of genetically engineered (GE) food ingredients and GE food safety in New Zealand, now that 40 different GE food applications have been approved for use in ... More >>

GE Food Safety and Labelling

Monday, 26 October 2009, 3:50 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Food Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson needs to ensure a comprehensive review of the labelling of genetically engineered (GE) food ingredients and GE food safety in New Zealand, now that 40 different GE food applications have been approved for use in ... More >>

GE Food Safety and Labelling

Monday, 26 October 2009, 3:50 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Food Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson needs to ensure a comprehensive review of the labelling of genetically engineered (GE) food ingredients and GE food safety in New Zealand, now that 40 different GE food applications have been approved for use in ... More >>

NZ GE Trees “Irresponsible, Dangerous, and Stupid"

Monday, 24 August 2009, 1:21 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

The Soil & Health Association is calling for a ban on New Zealand exports of genetically engineered (GE) organisms. More >>

Fumigators May Have Failed Indian Requirements

Monday, 4 May 2009, 8:58 am | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

The Marlborough District Council, Port Marlborough, log exporter Zindia and fumigator Genera, should all be deeply ashamed at the release of tonnes of highly toxic ozone destroying methyl bromide gas from Port Shakespeare last Friday night, according ... More >>

NZ Bans Endosulfan

Monday, 15 December 2008, 1:39 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

The coalition of groups that have long campaigned for the banning of the controversial pesticide endosulfan is extremely pleased that New Zealand's Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) has announced it will ban it. Effective immediately. Pesticide Action ... More >>

Residues in Australian Veges Show Need For Labels

Monday, 1 September 2008, 1:31 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

The discovery of the highly toxic insecticide dimethoate in Australian capsicum labelled as 'Product of New Zealand' in an Auckland Woolworths supermarket, shows the need for mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL), according to the Soil & Health ... More >>

Appalling ‘proposed’ insecticide decision by ERMA

Monday, 30 June 2008, 3:19 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Endosulfan: An appalling ‘proposed’ insecticide decision by ERMA A gender bender (endocrine disruptor) insecticide banned in 55 countries with residues found in Antarctica, breast milk and New Zealand tomatoes looks set to have continued use in New Zealand ... More >>

Scion's GE Trees Damage NZ's Reputation

Thursday, 5 June 2008, 2:53 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

The State Owned Enterprise (SOE) Scion (formerly Forest Research Institute), whose "science" is involved in massive GE tree plantation projects in Brazil and the USA, has a failed GE tree field trial at its Rotorua site that is is still growing. This ... More >>

Crown Research Institute Fails Its Science Test

Monday, 5 May 2008, 3:52 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Crown Research Institute Scion's claim that its research shows that GE trees are environmentally safe is seriously misleading, according to the Soil & Health Association of NZ. More >>

Review Shows NZ Is Not Ready For GE Production

Thursday, 17 April 2008, 10:28 am | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Soil & Health Association of New Zealand (Est. 1941) Publishers of ORGANIC NZ 16 April 2008 More >>

Rotorua GE Tree Trial An Environmental Threat

Monday, 31 March 2008, 3:17 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

The GE tree field trial at Rotorua, run by Crown research institute Scion, has an increasing risk of spreading GE pollen according to the Soil & Health Association. More >>

Council Compromising Air Safety Again

Wednesday, 12 March 2008, 11:49 am | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Several hundred kilograms of toxic methyl bromide gas were released into Wellington air from Port Wellington late Tuesday, according to the Soil & Health Association. Conditions were wild with a wind of about 50 knots that had tarpaulins meant to contain ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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