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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: , ,

Rob Stock: Fears nano labelling for cosmetics won’t be policed

Stuff, June 19 2015 Labels on consumer cosmetics are about to change with regulations requiring manufacturers to reveal whether they contain microscopic nano particles. The new labelling regulations …
9 July 2015|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: , , ,

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: , , ,

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 Crops Held Back by Lack of Grower Support, Not the Law

GM crops are not in New Zealand fields because developers cannot get sufficient support from food producers and consumers, not because the law is holding them back, a Sustainability …

Citizens’ Arrest: Accounting for the Arrested Development of GM Foods

GM crops are not in New Zealand fields because developers cannot get sufficient support from food producers and consumers, not because the law is holding them back. State-funded developers have …

Assurances on GM Law Good News for the Economy

Assurances from each of the three leading political parties that law governing the outdoor use of GMOs will at minimum not be weakened are good news for the economy …
21 November 2011|Topics: , ,

New EPA Provides Hope of Improved Environmental Administration

The Minister for the Environment’s decision to establish the new Environmental Protection Agency as a stand-alone agency provides greater opportunity for it to be independent and for it to …
4 June 2010|Topics: ,