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 […]

Hungary: My enviro-refugee destination

I may have ranted on election night the desire to find another country to live for the next couple of years. And it’s taken me awhile but I have come up with a few options should I wish to run away. One option is Costa Rica, for reasons already discussed. Next on the list may […]