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New GE techniques slipping under the radar?

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 11:07 am | Soil and Health Association

A new gene-splitting technique must be defined as genetic engineering, says the Soil & Health Association. If not, more new techniques like it may be used in crops, food and other products without our knowledge, and with unknown consequences. ... More >>

GE feed the cause of contaminated milk?

Thursday, 15 August 2013, 12:12 pm | Soil and Health Association

Genetically engineered stock feed could be the biggest culprit in the Clostridium botulinum contamination that caused the recent recall of some Fonterra dairy products, according to the Soil & Health Association. “New Zealand dairy cattle are eating ... More >>

Local capsicums and tomatoes hotter than nuked Ozzie imports

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 11:07 am | Soil and Health Association

"There is no consumer demand for irradiated food from Australia, and labelling these new imports as irradiated will merely increase demand for New Zealand varieties of the same," says Debbie Swanwick, Spokesperson, Soil & Health - Organic ... More >>

Retailers listening to consumer demands

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 10:55 am | Soil and Health Association

"Soil & Health applauds the recent initiative by Quality Mark to identify on the label all beef and lamb that is not grown in New Zealand," says Debbie Swanwick, Spokesperson for Soil & Health - Organic NZ. More >>

Monsanto drops new GE crops in Europe

Thursday, 25 July 2013, 10:41 am | Soil and Health Association

In a major victory for health, democracy and the environment, seed and chemical company Monsanto has announced its withdrawal of applications for new genetically engineered crops in Europe. More >>

Environment minister's attack on democracy unacceptable

Friday, 5 July 2013, 3:10 pm | Soil and Health Association

"The announcement by Environment Minister Amy Adams that she will legislate so that local councils cannot protect their ratepayers against the risks of genetically engineered organisms is a is a direct attack on democracy in this country," says Debbie Swanwick, ... More >>

GE crops fail to deliver food to the hungry

Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 11:38 am | Soil and Health Association

New research from University of Canterbury researchers proves that genetically engineered crops have lower yields and use more pesticides than GE-free crops. More >>

Better food in hospitals will save money in the long term

Friday, 19 April 2013, 10:03 am | Soil and Health Association

"It is about time hospitals in New Zealand administer the basics well. Food is medicine and it needs to be better in New Zealand, not cheaper," says Debbie Swanwick, Spokesperson, Soil & Health - Organic NZ. Her comments follow the recent ... More >>

Organic certification labelling is the best available

Friday, 12 April 2013, 9:22 am | Soil and Health Association

In New Zealand 'certified' organic food is the best labelling system available for the consumer," says Debbie Swanwick, Spokesperson, Soil & Health - Organic NZ. More >>

New movie explains why we are fat and starving

Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 5:26 pm | Soil and Health Association

"Hungry for Change is a new movie that unleashes the diet industry's biggest secret - it is sugar that makes people fat and it is in everything especially low-fat diet products" says Debbie Swanwick, Spokesperson - Soil & Health - Organic NZ. More >>

GE Labeling begins in the US

Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 12:23 pm | Soil and Health Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Consumer demand has resulted in the eighth largest food and drug retailer in the US demanding GE food be labelled. Whole Foods Market, announced last week that their 5000 plus suppliers (6) will have to conform by 2018. (4) In ... More >>

Organic farmers cope better in drought

Friday, 15 March 2013, 11:20 am | Soil and Health Association

"The recent suggestion from Federated Farmers vice president William Rolleston to allow genetically engineered ryegrass into NZ to alleviate the drought is outrageous and factually inaccurate," says Debbie Swanwick, spokesperson for Soil & ... More >>

Soil and Health Association applauds organic research report

Friday, 1 March 2013, 12:16 pm | Soil and Health Association

New Zealand's oldest organic organisation, and publishers of Organic NZ , the Soil & Health Association - Organic NZ, is delighted with the growth in the number of organic producers and consumers over the past three years. More >>

100% pure the way forward for NZ economy

Friday, 8 February 2013, 9:28 am | Soil and Health Association

Fonterra's lack of transparency and the finding of dicyandiamide (DCD) residues in milk last September has caused a huge consumer backlash in international and financial markets. More >>

Decision Makers Chicken Over Egg Debate

Friday, 1 February 2013, 3:57 pm | Soil and Health Association

"Revised legislation phasing out battery cages over ten years and introducing colony cages in NZ does little to curb animal welfare issues - we are just putting more birds in bigger cages" says Debbie Swanwick, Spokeperson - Soil & Health ... More >>

Virtues Of Raw Milk Hits The Big Screen

Friday, 25 January 2013, 9:26 am | Soil and Health Association

A film espousing the virtues of raw milk has hit the big screen at the Sundance Film Festival this week. More >>

GM salmon claims just a fish tale

Thursday, 27 December 2012, 2:08 pm | Soil and Health Association

"The recent announcement by the FDA that GM fish are safe to eat and will not adversely affect the environment is nothing more than a fish tale" says Debbie Swanwick, Spokesperson, Soil & Health - Organic NZ. More >>

TPPA will remove consumer rights

Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 2:57 pm | Soil and Health Association

“The Trans Pacific Partnership agreement is the biggest threat to consumer rights New Zealand has ever seen” says Debbie Swanwick, Spokesperson, Soil & Health – Organic NZ. Her comments come following the closure of the 15th round of TPPA negotiations ... More >>

High risk to NZ's GE free status posed by uncrushed seed

Friday, 7 December 2012, 4:46 pm | Soil and Health Association

"The discovery last week of uncrushed GE seed in a cotton seed meal shipment imported from Australia is outrageous" says Debbie Swanwick, Spokesperson, Soil & Health - Organic NZ. More >>

Food fit for Royalty

Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 4:33 pm | Soil and Health Association

"We advocate for New Zealanders to have access to food fit for royalty," says Debbie Swanwick, Spokesperson for Soil & Health, Organic NZ. Her comments follow the departure of HRH Prince Charles and Camilla last week from New Zealand. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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