GE engineered animals exposed

  GE ANIMALS in New Zealand GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS: THE FIRST FIFTEEN YEARS GE Free NZ in Food and Environment has compiled this report from information gathered through AgResearch annual reports and Official Information Act requests (OIA).   Written by Claire Bleakley GE Free New Zealand In Food and Environment Inc. PO Box 13402, Wellington, […]

OZ ruling on GM welcomed by Feds

Federated Farmers welcome court ruling on genetic modified crop A  Western Australian Court of Appeal ruling on genetically modified (GM) crop liability has been welcomed by Federated Farmers as a landmark decision which clearly sets out fundamental responsibilities of good neighbours that apply equally well in New Zealand and around the farming world. In 2014, […]

GE ban welcomed

Hastings District Council’s decision to ban GE in their district is welcome news, says the Soil & Health Association. The just-released Hastings District Plan prohibits the release and field trialling of genetically engineered organisms, creating the first official GE-free food-producing region in New Zealand, and joining a number of regions around the world.^1 “With a […]

Monsanto’s code of silence

Monsanto’s Code of Silence by Colin Todhunter In his book Altered Genes, Twisted Truth, US public interest attorney Steven Druker exposed the fraudulent practices and deceptions that led to the commercialisation of GM food and crops in the US. Not long after the book’s release, he wrote an open letter to the Royal Society in Britain calling on it […]

Monsanto Wants to Know Why People Doubt Science

Monsanto Wants to Know Why People Doubt Science by Colin Todhunter On Twitter recently, someone asked the question “Why do people doubt science?” Accompanying the tweet was a link to an article in National Geographic that implied people who are suspicious of vaccines, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), climate change, fluoridated water and various other phenomena are […]

Neil Young Skewers Monsanto

Neil Young Skewers Monsanto on His Latest Album The food giant hits all the wrong notes to the legendary rocker. By Jim Hightower / OtherWords July 22, 2015 • The Canadian rocker and master storyteller Neil Young says: “Music is a universal language.” Yes, and when created by a people’s champion like him, music can […]

Proposal to allow GM trees

The National Govt is planning to over-ride current district council rules forbidding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or Genetic Engineering (GE) being brought into Northland. It intends via the Ministry for Primary Industries to change forestry regulations to allow GE trees anywhere in NZ and over-ride NZ councils precautionary and prohibitive GE policies in local plans. […]