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Tuesday, 29 October 2013
2:21PM
NZ's Achilles Heel: Scientists Warn of Harm from GE Food An international group of over 85 scientists, academics and physicians has warned that harmful effects of GE foods may be being deliberately ignored, and say that there is no scientific agreement that genetically engineered (GE) foods and crops are safe. 154 views

Tuesday, 10 September 2013
12:50PM
Appeal For Safety Tests of New GE Food GE Free NZ in Food and Environment has been advised that an appeal lodged with the Regulatory Review committee has been accepted [1]. The appeal is against the approval of a new GE food resistant to three toxic chemicals of which one has been recently banned in Australia [2]. 199 views

Monday, 22 July 2013
11:03AM
Astonishing' Rejection of Science By Food Safety Minister The Food Safety Minister's decision to take the advice of bureaucrats and to reject peer-reviewed science, is nothing short of astonishing and puts the public at risk from food containing new levels of chemicals for which there is no known safe maximum residue limit. 295 views

Wednesday, 3 July 2013
3:22PM
Councils Threatened by Central Government Must Not Cave In (GE-Free NZ) There are fears that a weak Auckland Council is already preparing to abandon its powers and duties, as councils come under threat from central government for doing the work they are charged with. 174 views

Tuesday, 16 April 2013
12:32PM
Concern Raised on Impact of GE in Formula 386 views

Wednesday, 20 February 2013
1:35PM
Auckland Council Slammed Over Consultation on GMOs Auckland Council has been slammed for not consulting with Maori on draft proposals  to prohibit GMO release, even though representatives from the Independent Statutory Maori Board refused to propose a motion for consultation to take place. 141 views

Monday, 26 November 2012
9:05AM
Trade Stance Threatens Farmers With Cost of Bio-security Insurance Government policy holding free trade as a priority over bio-security could leave farmers facing hugely increased insurance costs to protect their capacity to meet export quality and safety standards. 251 views

Friday, 9 November 2012
10:14AM
Obama's Legacy - The Right to Know What's In Food? President Obama's legacy must be to require labelling of GE foods to protect public health across America, and to impose regulation on out-of-control agrochemical corporations. 129 views

Tuesday, 6 November 2012
3:52PM
Scientists Fight Over GE Moratorium in India 107 views

Monday, 5 November 2012
9:53AM
Loss of Value For Fonterra From Imported GE feed Fonterra shareholders face a loss of Value because the company has not secured its supply chain for GM-free imported feed in Dairy, undermining its food safety credentials. 216 views

Wednesday, 31 October 2012
12:08PM
Public Become Lab Rats in FSANZ Cocktail Approval The lack of any animal feeding studies on a GE soybean designed to survive spraying with a cocktail of herbicides, will leave the public no better than lab rats unless the approval is immediately stopped. 147 views

Friday, 19 October 2012
10:50AM
Auckland Council Panel 'Undemocratic' for Deleting Legacy Policy on GMOs 124 views

Thursday, 18 October 2012
3:40PM
Fonterra And Federated Farmers Owe it to New Zealand to Reject GE-feed New Zealand needs dairy industry leaders to halt importation of GMO cattle-feed and move to secure and support our global market reputation for safe food. 101 views

Monday, 1 October 2012
5:58PM
Authorities Slow to Recall GE Maize Linked to Tumours A request by GE-Free NZ for Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to recall Monsanto’s RoundUp resistant GE maize (FSANZ approval code A146) remains unanswered, despite weeks passing since publication of concerning results from the first life- time study of rats consuming the maize [1]. 123 views

Monday, 24 September 2012
2:58PM
Animal Tumours Demand FSANZ Follows Science not Opinion FSANZ must distance itself from personal attacks including criticisms made by its own scientists and instead follow up peer reviewed research showing serious harm in animals fed GE corn (NK603) resistant to RoundUp. 110 views

Monday, 17 September 2012
10:41AM
New Zealand Scientist Leads Scrutiny of Novel Food Risks A New Zealand scientist at the forefront of understanding problems that might be associated with genetically engineered (GE) foods is raising concerns over increased disease links to consuming a new construct in GE wheat, a World first. 148 views

Thursday, 30 August 2012
9:19AM
Otago Uni. Genetics Lecture Outdated and Unfair Otago University's genetics lecture presented last night in Wellington, and to be presented in Auckland tonight, is outdated and unfair. 79 views

Tuesday, 28 August 2012
9:05AM
Farmers Face Dire Reality As GE Crops Backfire (GE-Free NZ Press Release) Resistance amongst pests, and overuse of chemicals are playing havoc with ecosystems and creating a poverty trap for farmers despite promises to solve their problems made by advocates of GE crops. 161 views

Wednesday, 18 July 2012
8:06AM
Stagg's Chili Holds GE Surprise for Customers Consumers are being warned that chili beans imported from the US under the Stagg's name may give them more than the taste of 'the old west' promised in advertising, and could include types of Genetically Engineered corn that people may want to avoid. 176 views

Friday, 22 June 2012
2:09PM
EPA Hears GE Promise But Not All The Facts The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held its first hearing on GE to consider a plan to leave company managers overseeing their own biosecurity compliance, but the applicants are irresponsible in not mentioning serious breaches of biosecurity that have happened before. 93 views

Tuesday, 10 April 2012
9:44AM
GE Maize and Soya bean Foods Could Be Illegal and Dangerous to Health GE Free New Zealand has just received the results from GE testing on infant foods and gluten free products undertaken in South Africa. 231 views

Tuesday, 13 March 2012
8:00AM
GE-Free Status a Benefit For NZ, Chinese Decision Shows New Zealand's GE Free status is in an advantage in building trade with partners searching the world for safe, clean, GE-free food. 90 views

Monday, 5 March 2012
9:49AM
NZ Farmers Could Face Impact of Monsanto Court Win Through TPPA ( GE free NZ PR) A US court decision backing Monsanto against farmers disputing contamination by patented GE seed could impact the rights of New Zealand farmers. 181 views

Wednesday, 1 February 2012
9:04AM
Tribunal Appeal Against 2,4 D-resistant Corn GE Free NZ in Food and Environment has applied to the Administrative Appeal Tribunal for a review of the decision by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to release into the food chain corn and soy genetically engineered to survive 2,4 D herbicides. 154 views

Monday, 9 January 2012
11:15AM
NZ Food Authority Being Used By US Biotech Company There are concerns that New Zealand Food Regulator Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is being manipulated by a Chemical Company to gain US government approval for new GE crops designed to survive its proprietary herbicide 2,4-D. 145 views

Wednesday, 14 December 2011
12:57PM
China Symposium on 'GMO Technology and Human Security' New Zealand producers and consumers were represented at an inaugural event in China that paves the way to address common issues for a safer food supply for people in the Chongqing protectorate, one of the largest cities in the world with a population of 34 million. 152 views

Tuesday, 6 December 2011
8:20AM
MADGE 'Copy in' Minister to Trace and Label GM Food New Zealand's Minister of Health would be doing the right thing for public health and the integrity of the food system by voting for labelling of GM foods, when she attends a trans-Tasman council meeting on Friday.(1) That's the message from MADGE Australia, to Minister Kate Wilkinson, saying 90% of people want full labelling of GM ingredients. 178 views

Thursday, 24 November 2011
8:29AM
NZ Must Support US Consumers on GM Labelling New Zealand should be backing US Consumers at The TPPA negotiations, by demanding labelling of GM foods be extended to America, not withdrawn from countries that have it US consumers are currently suing their own government for the labelling of GM food (1), and there is public support for labelling of GM foods across the whole Pacific region. 91 views

Monday, 21 November 2011
7:49AM
Government Research Agenda Goes Against New Zealand Brand The Ministry of Environment's research into promoting greater use of novel organisms is off-stategy for the New Zealand Brand and shows an intention to dilute bio-security standards. 206 views

Thursday, 17 November 2011
8:34AM
Minister's Backing for '2,4-D' Corn No Good for Public Health GE-Free NZ is disappointed that the Minister for Health has chosen to support the approval of the novel 2,4-D herbicide tolerant GE Corn and believe she has been misled about the seriousness of the lack of safety data. 147 views



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