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GM Trojan Horses

The US plans to get other countries to bring their GM food laws into line with its own and New Zealand needs to make clear its protections are non-negotiable. …
26 August 2013|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: , ,

Nanomaterials—are we looking at the next asbestos?

At the annual Fire Department Instructor Conference in Indianapolis this year, a new topic was on the agenda: risks to firefighters from engineered nanomaterials. The prompt was a sports store …

Is Stratospheric Sulphate Injection Completely Reversible?

The risk rating on stratospheric sulphate injection went up another notch on the basis of material presented at the recent geoengineering symposium in Australia, while the existing climate change …
12 December 2011|Topics: ,

Show me the Carbon Money

An opening of the nation’s carbon books has finally been forced upon the Treasury – and the results are truly shocking. There are two shocks to absorb: How little has been …
6 December 2011|Topics: , ,

TPP Free Trade Deal Needs to Satisfy Referendum Test

A Mechanism to Exercise a Democratic Check on the TPP Negotiations The proposed free trade deal with the US would limit New Zealand’s autonomy to regulate its economy in a …
25 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: , , , ,

Sweating the really small stuff: Governing nanotechnologies

Great expectations, and no small amount of hype, are pinned on nanotech’s potential to bring about a new industrial revolution. By some accounts, nanotech will boost economies while greening …
23 February 2011|Topics: , , , ,

Making Our Children Pay for Polluter Subsidies

Putting most of the Kyoto bill on the credit card is the Government’s plan. Its announcement proposing changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) did not begin to spell this …
23 September 2009|Topics: ,