New GM techniques

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: , ,

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: , , ,

Is the EPA a Reliable Guardian of the Environment?

A spectacular fail by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) raises serious questions about its reliability as a guardian of the environment. At issue was the EPA’s decision to allow GMOs …
6 June 2014|Topics: , ,

High Court Prevents Developers From Bypassing GM Laws

The High Court has quashed a decision by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) that would have allowed developers of genetically modified crops to bypass New Zealand’s GM laws. The Court …
22 May 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: , , ,

Dow Excluded from Precedent Setting Case on GM Law

The High Court has ruled that US multinational Dow cannot intervene in a precedent setting court case concerning whether a new plant breeding technique is covered under New Zealand’s …
10 October 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: , , ,

Self-regulation Inadequate for Designer Organism Technology

Developers engaged in “synthetic biology” are discussing proposals for simply self-regulating this new applied science with far reaching implications. Synthetic biology involves the construction of entirely new living systems from …
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