Genetic modification

Government’s Move Keeps New GMOs Regulated

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 …
1 November 2015|Topics: , ,

GM Food Production Remains an American Inc Affair

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 …
11 February 2015|Topics: ,

Busted at the Border. The Cost of Unapproved GMOs

GMOs and the High Cost of Running Ahead of Market Approval Growing GMOs before they have been approved for use in export markets continues to result …
1 October 2014|Topics: , ,

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: , ,

High Court Prevents Developers From Bypassing GM Laws

The High Court has quashed a decision by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) that would have allowed developers of genetically modified crops to bypass New Zealand’s GM laws. The Court …
22 May 2014|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: , , ,

Dow Excluded from Precedent Setting Case on GM Law

The High Court has ruled that US multinational Dow cannot intervene in a precedent setting court case concerning whether a new plant breeding technique is covered under New Zealand’s …
10 October 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: , ,