GMO news related to New Zealand

15.04.2008 |

GE push could prompt civil conflict in New Zealand

New applications in New Zealand for GE crops to be allowed to flower and seed and for more GE animal experiments could set farmer against farmer and prompt civil conflict. The latest push for GE applications by Crown Research Institutes, locally-based speculators and overseas biotechnology investors threatens New Zealand’s export markets and reputation for producing safe, clean, natural food, and mis-directs much-needed investment in sustainable IPM and organic production.