Tuesday, 29 October 2013
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
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 . 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 .
Monday, 22 July 2013
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
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.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Concern Raised on Impact of GE in Formula
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
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.
Monday, 26 November 2012
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
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
Scientists Fight Over GE Moratorium in India
Monday, 5 November 2012
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
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
Auckland Council Panel 'Undemocratic' for Deleting Legacy Policy on GMOs
Thursday, 18 October 2012
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
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 .
Monday, 24 September 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Monday, 9 January 2012
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.
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
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.
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
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.
Thursday, 24 November 2011
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.
Monday, 21 November 2011
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.
Thursday, 17 November 2011
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.