GMO news related to New Zealand

29.11.2012 |

Northland (New Zealand) Maori group organises to discuss GMO concerns

A Hui to discuss Genetically Modified Organisms was hosted by Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi last week. Iwi and invited guests were called upon to discuss Northland Regional Councils proposed Regional Policy Statement which has removed any provisions for managing or controlling Genetically Modified Organisms throughout Northland. “GMOs are an affront to Tikanga Maori and whakapapa, a breach of the Treaty of Waitangi and a threat to both the health and wellbeing of Maori, including the environment and conventional and organic agriculture,” declared Percy Tipene, hui attendee.