Five Reasons NZ Should Not Deregulate New Genetic Engineering Techniques

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Developers want the Government to relax New Zealand’s laws on genetic modification (GM) to allow a new generation of genetic engineering techniques to escape regulation. They hope that …
22 December 2016|Featured, Publications

The Environment Under TPPA Governance

Friday, January 22, 2016

Close scrutiny of the final Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPPA) text reveals that its impact on the environment is even worse than had been expected from leaked drafts.  A new 
22 January 2016|Publications, TPP

The Environment a Significant Casualty Under TPPA

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Close scrutiny of the final TPPA text reveals that its impact on the environment is even worse than had been expected from leaked drafts. A new paper, prepared by …
21 January 2016|Featured, Media Releases, TPP

Government’s Move Keeps New GMOs Regulated

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The government’s decision to keep all new techniques for engineering genes under regulation is welcomed by the Sustainability Council. Last year, the Council won a High Court ruling that …

Rob Stock: Fears nano labelling for cosmetics won’t be policed

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Stuff, June 19 2015 Labels on consumer cosmetics are about to change with regulations requiring manufacturers to reveal whether they contain microscopic nano particles. The new labelling regulations …

TPP Backers Have Questions to Answer

Thursday, February 26, 2015

This opinion piece by Simon Terry appeared in the New Zealand Herald on February 24 2015 ExportNZ’s Dialogue article in support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks failed …
26 February 2015|Articles, News, TPP

GM Food Production Remains an American Inc Affair

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

GM food production continues to be a story of the Americas. In 2014, 99% of all GM food grown in 2014 was produced on the American continent …

NZ’s Climate Change Targets, Projections and Liabilities

Monday, December 8, 2014

New Zealand plans to meet existing commitments to reduce emissions largely through creative carbon accounting.  It will make a third emissions pledge in 2015 and the Treasury advises the …

Pressure Mounting on NZ for Real Emissions Reductions

Thursday, November 20, 2014

After many years focused on creative accounting, New Zealand is facing pressure to deliver emission reduction results. Things are different partly because the two biggest carbon polluters, the US and …