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TPP Backers Have Questions to Answer

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|Topics:

Pressure Mounting on NZ for Real Emissions Reductions

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 …

High Court Ruling a Win for NZ Food Inc

Stephanie Howard is Projects Director at the Sustainability Council This opinion piece appeared in Farmers Weekly, June 16 2014 In a competitive global marketplace, successful agricultural …
11 July 2014|Topics: , , ,

Is the EPA a Reliable Guardian of the Environment?

A spectacular fail by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) raises serious questions about its reliability as a guardian of the environment. At issue was the EPA’s decision to allow GMOs …
6 June 2014|Topics: , ,

Do Costs from the TPP Outweigh Gains?

Opinion Article, Dominion Post By Simon Terry, Executive Director, Sustainability Council The Trans-Pacific Partnership covers a lot of non-trade matters, so why is there a reluctance to discuss the overall balance …
14 February 2014|Topics:

Right to Sue Under Trade Deal is Pernicious and Unnecessary

Some things should not be traded.  When it comes to deals about trade, governments should not give foreign investors the right to sue them in offshore tribunals. Yet the US …
11 December 2013|Topics:

New GM Foods Designed to Escape Regulation

A new generation of genetically modified (GM) foods is in the pipeline and if developers get their way, they won’t be labelled. In fact, they won’t be regulated at …
6 November 2013|Topics: , , ,

GM Trojan Horses

The US plans to get other countries to bring their GM food laws into line with its own and New Zealand needs to make clear its protections are non-negotiable. …
26 August 2013|Topics: , ,

GM Free Food Good Business for NZ Inc

In the sixteen years since GM crops started growing in the US, New Zealand has remained a GM free food producer. Not because of red tape, nor because New Zealanders …
5 September 2012|Topics: , ,