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New Scientist: How should we control the power to genetically eliminate a species?

The power to re-engineer or eliminate wild species using a “gene drive” needs to be brought under international governance, say Simon Terry and Stephanie Howard Commentary, New Scientist. Thanks to a form of genetic …
12 October 2018|Topics: , , , ,

A Constitutional Moment – Gene Drive and International Governance

Research into gene drives – a new form of genetic engineering to wipe out pests – has had a lot of attention, but there has been scant recognition that …
30 July 2018|Topics: , , ,

Gene Drives: Governance Must be International from the Start

“Gene drive” has been heavily promoted as a “breakthrough” technology for meeting the goal of New Zealand being predator free by 2050. However even before such a gene …

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 …

Five Reasons NZ Should Not Deregulate New Genetic Engineering Techniques

Developers want the Government to relax New Zealand’s laws on genetic modification (GM) to allow a new generation of genetic engineering techniques to escape regulation. They hope that …
22 December 2016|Topics: ,

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: , ,