An extension of the moratorium on GMO release would affect only a very small part of New Zealand’s biological research effort. It would not, as is often suggested, cripple New Zealand science.

“Only 3% of the $214 million allocated to biological research went to produce a GM related product or solution” said Sustainability Council Executive Director Simon Terry. “Even less of that research depends on the eventual release of GMOs.”

Read the report: GM in Context