GE crops have a huge effect on farmers, scientists and the market and their development is driven by big agribusiness for big profits.
GE crops and foods have an uncertain effect on our health and the environment.
We have opposed the release of GE into the environment and have worked in Parliament to improve legislation covering GE organisms.
The Green Party remains committed to keeping the Aotearoa/New Zealand environment free of GE organisms.
GE needs to stay in lab, releasing it would destroy our clean green image which is so important to our economy.
Making the most of a GE free New Zealand: Farmers tour 2012
In 2012, we toured New Zealand with two Australian farmers to share their first-hand experience of GE crops in their communities.
Keeping New Zealand GE Free
Steffan Browning has developed a members' bill to reinstate the moratorium of releasing genetically engineered crops into our environment.
Recent news about Genetic Engineering
Another genetically engineered (GE) soybean should not have been approved while we are still waiting for a response to a recent GE foods risks study, the Green Party said today. 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
The unapproved release of a genetically engineered fungus is massive wake up call to our environmental regulators, the Green Party said today. More
Taking advantage of farmers' desperate situations to push the genetic engineering (GE) agenda is unacceptable, the Green Party said today. More
The Green Party is concerned with today's decision by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to allow the sale and use of food derived from an herbicide-tolerant soybean line.
The Government must step in to provide the legislative surety that Councils need in order to manage any release of GMOs, the Green Party said today. More
Fonterra needs to come clean about how much genetically engineered feed it is importing into New Zealand for the dairy industry, the Green Party said today. More
The announcement about scientists producing GE milk will damage New Zealand's brand on which our more than $10 billion a year dairy exports rely, the Green Party said today. More
The New Zealand Government needs to follow the lead of Austria and France who are taking action around their approval processes for genetic engineering, the Green Party said today. More
Research released yesterday shows the Government's lax policy on genetic engineering is putting the health of New Zealanders at risk, the Green Party said today. More
The United States State Department and American multinational companies have been pushing for the release of genetically engineered food into the New Zealand environment at a biotechnology conference being held in Rotorua this week, the Green Party said today. More
What is the cost of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment acting as a founding partner of the 2012 Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference; and what is the total cost of all Government sponsorship of this conference? More
"The hosting of this conference in New Zealand, and the fact the Government is supporting this conference financially shows, an intent to push genetic modification," said Mr Browning. More
We need to keep New Zealand GE Free.
This public meeting is being held in conjunction with the vigil organised by Organics NZ in Rotorua.
I was interested to hear Landcorp Chief Executive Chris Kelly’s thoughts on National Radio last week about how they get the best out of their farms.
The genetic gains that have been made (without genetic engineering I might add) in breeding means that production rates keep improving. More