GMO news related to New Zealand

09.06.2008 |

High Court upholds procedures in GE brassica trials in New Zealand

The High Court in Wellington has upheld procedures followed by the Environmental Risk Management Authority in approving field trials of genetically modified vegetables. The decision follows a hearing earlier this year in which GE-Free New Zealand argued that ERMA’s approval for the trials breached legal requirements. Crop and Food Research planted the genetically modified cabbages, broccoli and other brassicas in 2007, after getting clearance for 10 years of field tests.