GMO news related to New Zealand

05.12.2012 |

GE Free Northland (New Zealand) supports Maori authorities’ strong opposition to GMOs

GE Free Northland applauded Tai Tokerau Iwi authorities’ strong opposition to genetically modified organisms last week and say the public wants to hold genetically modified organism users accountable for the potential harm they cause and councils to have a strong role in regulating genetically modified organisms. GE Free Northland says many submitters to the regional council’s regional policy statement review have asked for some type of a prohibitive GE policy, similar to the wording in the 2004/14 and 2006/16 NRC Long Term Council Community Plan.