GM foods

GM Food Production Still a Story of the Americas

GM agriculture today is overwhelmingly just four commodity crops: soy, maize, canola and cotton account for 99%. And 97% of the GM food crops produced in 2016  were grown …

Zero Tolerance, Billion Dollar Losses

Growing GMOs before they have been approved for use in export markets continues to result in punishing consequences. Most of New Zealand’s key trading partners have zero tolerance …

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: ,

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: , , ,

Over 80% Support the Requirement to Label GM Foods

Over 80% of New Zealanders believe the current requirement to label genetically modified foods should be retained, according to a Consumer Link poll. Just 10% believe the regulations should …
23 November 2011|Topics: , , , ,

Right to Choose GM Free Food on the Line with Free Trade Deal?

Will losing the right to choose GM free food be a price of the next and biggest free trade deal? The US has made clear that a priority for …
11 November 2011|Topics: , , ,

Will GM Free be Free Traded Away?

Will losing the right to choose GM Free food be a price of the next and biggest free trade deal? The US has made clear that …
10 November 2011|Topics: , , , ,

ESR Questions Safety of a GM Food – NZFSA Shops for “Updated” Advice

New Zealand’s food safety regulator ‘shopped’ for alternative advice when a report it had commissioned from ESR questioned the safety of a GM food. The original report by Dr Lou …
10 October 2008|Topics: , , ,

Credibility of Food Safety Regulation takes a Significant Hit

The credibility of New Zealand’s food safety regulation has taken a significant hit today with the approval of GM lysine corn as a human food. There were not just one …
20 December 2007|Topics: , , , ,