Good Wood Guide

Page - March 6, 2008
Greenpeace and the Indonesia Human Rights Committee have produced a Guide to Forest Friendly Outdoor Furniture Retailers, which ranks leading outdoor furniture retailers in New Zealand on their policies and practice on eliminating the sale of timber products from illegal and destructive sources.

Forest friendly furniture purchasing guide.

Unfortunately our results revealed that the majority of outdoor timber furniture sold in NZ is contributing to the destruction of tropical forests in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. The forests of Indonesia and PNG are truly unique and this destruction is endangering many unique plants, animals and people who call these forests home.

Forest Friendly Wood Guide

GE Free Food Guide

The eagerly awaited sixth edition of the GE Free Food Guide is now out! This issue reflects a strong ongoing non-GE position from New Zealand food companies and an unprecedented anti-GE stance from Australasia's largest food company. Late last year, Goodman Fielder (the umbrella company of such iconic brands as Edmonds) spoke out publicly against the lifting of Australian State bans on genetically engineered food crops. This is the first time such a major industry player has stepped so publicly into the wider GE debate. Australia is the biggest source of New Zealand's canola and many other processed foods that we consume, so the moratorium and the company's stance directly impact us.

All Goodman Fielder products are now in the green section of the Greenpeace GE Free Food Guide, meaning they don't contain GE-originated plant and animal ingredients, including animal feed. Other popular food brands and companies that continue to enjoy a green categorisation include PAMS (Foodstuffs), Heinz Watties, Unilever, Tegel, Whittakers chocolate, Sanitarium and Phoenix. One company that has descended into the red (may contain GE) category is Bluebird (due to their new ownership by PepsiCo, who lack a non-GE policy). Cadbury and Nestle- also remain in the red category. Past editions of the Guide have been used by thousands of New Zealanders as a way to avoid GE, and it remains the most popular section of the Greenpeace NZ website.

Find the guide right here.