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Expert to brief government on toxics treaty

Press release | December 12, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace has brought an international expert to New Zealand to brief the government on why it must agree to eliminate dioxins under an international toxics treaty.

Beginning of the end of toxic pollution: World's most dangerous chemicals to be banned

Press release | December 10, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace welcomed the final draft of an historic global treaty to phase out some of the most dangerous chemicals on earth, agreed today by world governments gathered in South Africa.

New Zealand undermines precaution in toxics treaty

Press release | December 8, 2000 at 0:00

New Zealand today joined forces with, Australia, Japan, USA and Canada in an attempt to shred precautionary and preventative action on protecting human health and the environment from toxic chemicals. This move comes over half way through the...

Governments to finalise ban on world's most dangerous chemicals

Press release | December 5, 2000 at 0:00

Auckland/Johannesburg: Greenpeace volunteers highlighted the human cost of polluting industries to over 100 governments as they arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa today for the final negotiations on an international treaty to ban some of the...

Which way will the government fall on deadly dioxins?

Press release | December 3, 2000 at 0:00

Cabinet will decide tomorrow (Monday 4 December) whether New Zealand should stay with the obstructive handful of countries in the Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (toxics treaty) negotiations or to protect our health and environment.

New Zealand animals fed genetically engineered soy

Press release | November 27, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace today raised concerns that the Feed Manufacturers and Poultry Industry Association have previously failed to inform the NZ public that animal feed in this country contains genetically engineered soy meal.

Greenpeace condemns Japanese whaling in Antarctic sanctuary as fleet sets sail

Press release | November 17, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace today condemned the departure of the Japanese whaling fleet, which is heading to the waters of the Southern Ocean whale sanctuary for the 2000-2001 hunting season. By resuming the hunting, Japan is breaking its international...

Eminent New Zealand scientists calls for a GE-free environment

Press release | November 13, 2000 at 0:00

At the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification today, the first of a number of scientific experts critical of genetic engineering advised that New Zealand establish a GE-Free Environment and GE–free food supply.

Greenpeace labels parliament as postential toxic hotspot

Press release | October 12, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace today labelled parliament with “danger dioxin” posters and chemical hazard tape to highlight the fact that the government could be the greatest obstacle the elimination of dangerous dioxins.

Greenpeace puts Dioxin Elimination on the map!

Press release | October 12, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace's call for the government to aim to eliminate dioxins is enhanced by a powerful new data-base driven website.

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