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Climate change panel

Friday, 8 November 2019, 8:12 am | Safe Food Campaign

What are some of the effects of climate change? How can we deal with them? A panel of five will give their perspectives on cities, transport, farming, managing waste, plastic, buildings and food at the Wellington Go Green Expo on both Saturday and ... More >>

What’s really in our food?

Monday, 26 November 2018, 8:04 pm | Safe Food Campaign

There’s now another reason to cut down on fast foods. Certain types of packaging are releasing potentially harmful chemicals into food such as chips, pizza, hamburgers and pies. More >>

Safe Food Campaign media release 10 March 2017

Friday, 10 March 2017, 9:39 am | Safe Food Campaign

Why have organic food? Isn't it too expensive? What food in New Zealand is more likely to have pesticide residues? These questions and more will be discussed by Dr Heli Matilainen and Alison White of the Safe Food Campaign at a presentation on “Why ... More >>

Pesticides to stay in baby food

Friday, 29 May 2015, 12:38 pm | Safe Food Campaign

Pesticides are to stay in baby food, in spite of a petition presented to parliament. The Primary Production Committee decided today not to act on the Safe Food Campaign petition asking for zero tolerance for pesticide residues in baby food, even though ... More >>

NZ Baby Food 800 Times More Pesticides than in Europe

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 10:33 am | Safe Food Campaign

New Zealand baby food contained nearly 800 times more pesticides than baby food in Europe, according to a recent analysis. This evidence and why this is a risk to New Zealand babies will be presented tomorrow to the Primary Production Committee by ... More >>

No Pesticides in Baby Food Petition to Parliament

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 10:17 am | Safe Food Campaign

A 4,200 signature petition will be handed to Green MP Mojo Mathers at Parliament tomorrow , calling for a ban on pesticides in baby food, after analysis showed New Zealand baby food contains pesticides that are hazardous for young children and babies ... More >>

Grapes have the most pesticides: new dirty dozen

Monday, 10 February 2014, 9:39 am | Safe Food Campaign

Which foods in New Zealand contain more pesticide residues? What's wrong with pesticide residues? How can residues be reduced? Alison White, researcher and Co-convenor of the Safe Food Campaign, will give an update of her research on the "dirty dozen" ... More >>

Herbicide needs to be banned

Friday, 5 November 2010, 9:46 am | Safe Food Campaign

The controversial herbicide 24D needs to be banned, according to the Safe Food Campaign. The hormonal herbicide, that has recently caused possibly millions of dollars damage to three vineyards in Hawkes Bay, is notorious for its damaging drift and is a special ... More >>

Celery at top of dirty dozen

Monday, 14 December 2009, 10:10 am | Safe Food Campaign

Celery is at the top of a food list as most likely to contain pesticide residues in New Zealand. As well as celery, a range of fruit, dairy products and bread are all ranked in the top dozen of foods which are more likely to contain pesticide residues. ... More >>

Meetings with scientist and Canadian whistleblower

Thursday, 4 June 2009, 2:19 pm | Safe Food Campaign

GE Free NZ in Food and Environment,  the Safe Food Campaign, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Charitable Trust and Global Peace and Justice Auckland are happy to announce that they have been able to attract renowned scientist and author Dr Shiv Chopra to New ... More >>

Meetings with scientist and Canadian whistleblower

Wednesday, 3 June 2009, 9:28 am | Safe Food Campaign

GE Free NZ in Food and Environment,  the Safe Food Campaign, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Charitable Trust and Global Peace and Justice Auckland are happy to announce that they have been able to attract renowned scientist and author Dr Shiv Chopra to New ... More >>

Medicine warning for kids

Wednesday, 4 March 2009, 3:30 pm | Safe Food Campaign

Medicine warning for kids Recent reports linking over the counter medicines to deaths and adverse reactions in children highlight the need for children's medicine to be safer. Medicine should also be fully labelled with ingredients and more consumer ... More >>

Submission on aspartame petition

Wednesday, 30 July 2008, 10:42 am | Safe Food Campaign

We are presenting this submission to the Health Committee on behalf of over 8,000 people from throughout New Zealand, and especially for all those who have become aware that their symptoms of ill health are due to consuming products with aspartame. More >>

Diet drinks affect young brains

Wednesday, 23 July 2008, 4:15 pm | Safe Food Campaign

Learning and memory may be affected if young people have diet drinks containing the artificial sweetener aspartame, according to a US paediatrician who is presenting evidence today by telelink to the Health Committee at 10am. Mothers are also concerned ... More >>

Babies at risk from fluoride

Thursday, 29 May 2008, 11:28 am | Safe Food Campaign

Babies having formula made up with fluoridated water are getting a dose that could affect their thyroid. The Safe Food Campaign is presenting material on fluoridation to Wellington City Council on their draft annual plan today at 10.50am. More >>

Danger in Diet Coke & Wrigley’s gum?

Monday, 30 July 2007, 12:28 am | Safe Food Campaign

Two popular products which provide leading sales in supermarkets all over New Zealand have been reaching public attention recently due to the efforts of young Wellington actress Abby Cormack. Diet Coke and Wrigley’s chewing gum have been singled out ... More >>


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