Countries with bans or restrictions on GMOs

New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences president Associate Professor John Hickford, of Lincoln University, said elsewhere in the world GM research was being carried out at a heightened pace. “GM is a major area of research internationally, but one that NZ is apparently not allowed to be involved in,” he said. The Rotorua […]

NZ GM field trial destroyed by activists

375 plants in a genetically-modified pine tree study into herbicide resistance and reproduction have been destroyed. The trees were planted last August at Scion in Rotorua for a trial that was meant to take two to three years. Now, new genetically modified trees will have to be planted, and the trial started again. Or not, […]

Treasury advice to NZ: Screw biosecurity, we want money

We should reduce “at the border” barriers and change new organisms regulations weakening the laws around the introduction of new organisms like genetically modified organisms, according to the Treasury Department. Treasury made the recommendation in their briefing to the Incoming Minister on Thursday. “Treasury should stick to what it does best – overestimating future economic […]

Becoming New Fonterraland: GE, TPPA and BS

Holstein Freisian dairy cow – there’s 4.4 million of them in New Zealand. Image from Wikipedia. This is not a diatribe against cows, as previously stated I really do like the beasties. So news is out that National seek to allow the introduction of genetically engineered organisms into New Zealand. You know New Zealand–that previous […]