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The Coming Carbon Crunch

Some time next year, New Zealand’s international negotiators will have to settle on a new emissions reduction target – one to apply after the Kyoto Protocol’s first period ends …
31 May 2008|Topics:

Heat Treatment

New Zealand’s climate change policy was built upon major mis-estimates and stray projections of the nation’s position under the Kyoto Protocol – worth well over a billion dollars. Their initial …
24 March 2007|Topics:

Keeping Tabs on Rogue GMOs

Conditions for the international trade of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are to become tougher as a result of changes to the Cartagena Biosafety Protocol. Buried in the diplomatic language of …
22 May 2006|Topics: ,

MFE Provides “Back Door” Approvals for Toxic Substances

The Ministry for the Environment (MFE) has engineered what is essentially a one-way gate for existing toxic substances – free entry for all and huge barriers to removing any …
14 December 2005|Topics: , ,

Rural NZ Supports Food Production Remaining GM Free

The most recent poll on public attitudes to GMOs shows rural and urban dwellers equally support the concept that New Zealand should remain a GM Free Food producer. Read the …
1 October 2005|Topics: , ,

New Rules Help Keep Food Pure

As many premium markets firm up on their unwillingness to accept even a trace of genetically modified content in food, New Zealand’s ability to meet this demand has quietly …

GM Food Production Would Damage Brand NZ

The debate over the release of GM organisms is too often set up around a false choice that could cost food exporters dearly. This treats the growing of GM …
6 August 2003|Topics: , ,

Australian States Reject GM Food Production

Australia is set to remain a GM Free Food Producer, even though the federal authorities have recently approved two GM canola varieties for commercial release. To date, five of Australia’s …
28 July 2003|Topics: , ,

A case against genetically modified food

The scale of damage to the economy that could result from a decision to release GMOs was made clear by a BERL study Government released the day before Easter. The …
30 April 2003|Topics: , ,