Genetic Modification

Genetically modified organisms could be released in Northland after council vote

[19 July / Stuff NZ] GE Free Northland is upset with Northland Regional Council’s decision not to put controls on genetically engineered plants (GE) and gene-modified animals. The group believe genetically modified organisms (GMOs) could now be used in the area such as genetically engineered salmon, as well as pine trees, fruit, vegetables and farm...

New Zealanders divided over the safety of genetically modified food

[16 June/Stuff NZ] A new poll of 9000 New Zealanders reveals GM food is one our most divisive issues, with only 66 per cent of respondents agreeing GM food was safe to eat, and nearly 30 per cent saying it shouldn’t be sold here at all. New Zealand has a long history of debating GM...