Posts tagged "Agriculture and Food Safety"

Organic production standard Bill to be advanced

[10 December/Otago Daily Times] A national standard for organic production will be advanced as a Government Bill next year. It would give consumers confidence in organic claims and businesses certainty to invest and innovate in the growing sector, Agriculture and Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor said.  According to the Minister, New Zealand is one of...

National organic standard consultation underway

[15 May/Rural News] Organics Aotearoa Chairman, Doug Voss, urged members and the organic community at large to participate consultation process launched by the Ministry of Primary Industries to support a proposal for a national organic standard. Agriculture and Food Safety Minister, Damien O’Connor, said in New Zealand there was a range of voluntary standards that...

Minister in no rush to decide on palm oil labelling or ban PKE

[19 April/Stuff] Agriculture and Food Safety Minister, Damien O’Connor, suggested the farming industry might turn away from palm kernel expeller use without government intervention. He indicated he had not decided if mandatory palm oil labelling on food was warranted. Lewis Road Creamery Chief Executive, Peter Culliane, noted that he supported banning palm oil expeller from...