Consumers have a right to know what's in their food, where it comes from and how it has been produced.
Good food is the basis of good health. Healthy eating needs to be promoted in the education system and healthy food should be accessible and affordable.
Food is one of the most important things in our lives. Many New Zealanders are passionate about the food they eat and how it is produced and traded. The Green Party supports buying local and supporting New Zealand growers and producers.
The Green Party wants our food to be safe, healthy, affordable, and ethically and environmentally produced and traded.
New Zealand imports billions of dollars of food every year. Much of it is unlabelled as to its country of origin. We believe that New Zealanders have a right to know where their food comes from. Read more
Palm oil production means the deforestation of virgin rainforest across South-east Asia, pushing Orang-utans to the brink of extinction and accelerating climate change. Read more
We're working to ensure that all New Zealand kids are getting the food they need to be healthy and happy. Read more
The Green Party is working to develop a code of conduct for supermarkets that would ensure both consumers and suppliers get a fair deal.
Recent news about Food
Ikaroa-Rāwhiti candidate Marama Davidson says an EPA decision to allow a pesticide banned in Europe because of damage to bee colonies has the potential to undermine the bee industry on the East Coast. More
The Government have made great strides on the revised Food Bill, the Green Party said today. More
Dole should peel off their stickers claiming their bananas are an ethical choice until the Commerce Commission investigates their claim More
We have a rare chance to lift our animal welfare standards, but today's strategy will fail to achieve that, Green Party animal welfare spokesperson Mojo Mathers said today. More
Bringing in regulation for health claims made on food labels is definitely a step in the right direction, but the Green Party looks forward to further strengthening. More
What action, if any, is she taking in response to the recent Canterbury University study that found food safety risks from GE are not being considered adequately by regulatory bodies? More
New figures released today show the organic sector is booming and that the Government should back it by implementing organic targets and better labelling, the Green Party said today. More
Co-leader Russel Norman delivers the Green Party vision for smart green agriculture to the 2013 Green Party North Island Policy Conference. More
The Government must follow other countries and move to continual monitoring of antibiotic resistant bacteria in our food, not leave it unmonitored for eight years, the Green Party said today. More
It is time for Fonterra to revisit its decision to scale down organics, the Green Party said today. More
The Government do not take into account the impact of its decisions on foodbanks, and is leaving them to pick up the slack, the Green Party said today. More
The Government has let down New Zealanders who care about animal welfare by continuing to allow cruel cages for egg laying chickens, the Green Party said today. More
The Green Party today welcomed Pure Advantage's commitment to an ambitious economic strategy that strengthens the economy and the environment. More
Consumers have the right to full information about the healthiness of food they are purchasing, the Green Party said today. More
The National Government are not serious about addressing child poverty and nutrition, the Green Party said today. More