Genetic modification

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: , ,

Genetic Engineers Get Approval to Bypass Regulator

The Sustainability Council has begun High Court action to appeal a ruling that allows genetically engineered plants to be grown in New Zealand without any regulatory approval. A surprise decision …
20 June 2013|Topics: , , ,

GM wheat: time does not make the market grow fonder

Ten years ago, the Sustainability Council reported on market resistance to Monsanto’s GM herbicide resistant wheat.  At that time, North America had embraced GM commodity crops (soy, maize …
5 June 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: , ,

GM Food Production: Facts and Figures

This document has key facts and figures about global GM food production, and why New Zealand does not currently grow GM crops. Read GM Food Production Facts and Figures 2012.
5 September 2012|Topics: , ,