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26.10.2012 |

Anti-GMO groups want to be heard in regional New Zealand policy statement

Northlanders have six weeks to have their say on how the Northland Regional Policy Statement should address the topic of genetically engineered organisms but anti-genetically modified organisms groups say those voices will continue to be ignored. Northland Regional Council's 10-year policy statement is out for submissions until December 3, when independent commissioners will review the document and submissions. GE Free Northland is hoping the review might turn around the council's decision to avoid the subject. Spokeswoman Zelka Grammer claims the RPS committee deliberately deleted previous content that could ring-fence the region from GMOs, yet the draft plan received more submissions about GMOs than on any other subject.