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Monday, 9 May 2022
Food 11:16AM
Countdown GMO Impossible Burger goes to Commerce Commission

Hopes have been dashed that Countdown would consider it unethical to mislead customers about use of unsustainable GMO soy by the Impossible Burger, and would label it voluntarily.


Wednesday, 4 May 2022
Science 5:05AM
New Zealand Must Support Global Regulation of Synthetic Biology 'Pandora's Box'

New Zealand must ensure the voices of Maori, other indigenous peoples and scientists independent of vested interests are part of the global community approach to the threat of synthetic biology to biodiversity and natural systems.


Thursday, 28 April 2022
Food 2:52PM
Impossible Burger Dropped from NZ Supermarket Site

The fake GE burger from US Impossible Foods is no longer listed online by New Zealand supermarkets after concerns of greenwashing and deception of New Zealand consumers about the unlabelled use of GE Soy.


Monday, 11 April 2022
Food 1:27PM
Key and Jackson Urged to Intervene against Impossible Burger's Green Washing

Sir John Key and Sir Peter Jackson are being urged to use their influence with the board of the manufacturers of the Impossible Burger to halt the use of unsustainable GMO/GE soy that is usually heavily sprayed with RoundUp.


Tuesday, 15 March 2022
Health 1:54PM
Countdown Customers Warned About GMO 'Impossible' Burger

Customers at Countdown supermarkets and other retail outlets are being advised to be aware of Genetically Engineered ingredients in the USA-made 'Impossible' burger.


Thursday, 11 November 2021
Health 3:13AM
New GE Burger Should Carry Warning

There should be a consumer warning label on the “Impossible burger” to alert customers to the novel GMO ingredients.  The Impossible Foods Company is spending thousands of dollars to promote its recently launched imitation GM meat in New Zealand.


Tuesday, 29 October 2013
News 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.


Tuesday, 10 September 2013
News 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].


Monday, 22 July 2013
Food 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.


Wednesday, 3 July 2013
News 3:22PM
Councils Threatened by Central Government Must Not Cave In (GE-Free NZ)

AUCKLAND CITY — 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.


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


Wednesday, 20 February 2013
News 1:35PM
Auckland Council Slammed Over Consultation on GMOs

AUCKLAND CITY — 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.


Monday, 26 November 2012
Trade 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.


Friday, 9 November 2012
Food 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.


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


Monday, 5 November 2012
Agriculture 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.


Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Food 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.


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



Thursday, 18 October 2012
Food 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.


Monday, 1 October 2012
Health 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].


Monday, 24 September 2012
Food 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.


Monday, 17 September 2012
Food 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.


Thursday, 30 August 2012
Science 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.


Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Agriculture 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.


Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Food 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.


Friday, 22 June 2012
Environment 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.


Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Environment 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.


Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Environment 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.


Monday, 5 March 2012
Food 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.


Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Food 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.


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