market resistance

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 …

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: , ,

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: , ,

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: , ,

Semantically Engineered Grasses

Despite ongoing market resistance to use of the technology in the food chain and in key export markets, Pastoral Genomics and AgResearch are each committing tens of millions of …