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Sawmill workers against poisons and Greenpeace signpost dioxin contamination in Whakatane

Press release | October 23, 2001 at 0:00

Whakatane: Greenpeace and Sawmill Workers Against Poisons (SWAP) placed signs on confirmed and suspected dioxin contaminated sites around Whakatane today.

World's premium forest certification system says no to GE trees

Press release | October 23, 2001 at 0:00

The New Zealand plantation industry is poised to cash in on having GE free status as a cascade of companies line up for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) 'green' certification to access key USA, European and Asian markets, claimed Greenpeace today.

Dioxin action plan short of the mark

Press release | October 11, 2001 at 0:00

The Government action plan against dioxins falls short of the mark required by an international treaty, the Stockholm Convention, signed by New Zealand in May this year.

Fonterra - GE free dairy with GE dogma

Press release | September 14, 2001 at 0:00

Greenpeace questioned the blatant contradiction in Fonterra's statement on genetic engineering today.

Government moratorium must include field trials

Press release | September 7, 2001 at 0:00

Greenpeace today called for field trials to be included in any moratorium, while supporting the cautious approach outlined by the Prime Minister regarding NZ’s policy on genetic engineering.

GE Free Rally an overwhelming success

Press release | September 1, 2001 at 0:00

Rain and cold failed to deter GE-free marchers in the biggest public rally seen in New Zealand for 20 years.

Rally for a GE free NZ in food and environment

Press release | September 1, 2001 at 0:00

A rally in Auckland calling on the government to keep genetic engineering in the lab and not released into the environment, has brought together many diverse individuals and community groups.

Tegel – no longer chicken!!

Press release | August 28, 2001 at 0:00

Greenpeace welcomed today's announcement that Tegel company in New Zealand is now sourcing their chicken feed from non genetically engineered crops. Tegel is responsible for importing 50 000 tonnes of soy bean meal from the US into NZ, to feed...

Government's first step towards GE free policy

Press release | August 27, 2001 at 0:00

Greenpeace today welcomed the extension of the voluntary moratorium as a first step towards a genetic engineering (GE) free policy for New Zealand.

Timberlands in breach of FSC

Press release | August 20, 2001 at 0:00

Greenpeace NZ today claimed Timberlands is 'greenwashing' and in serious breach of the Forest Stewardship Council's (FSC) certification standards.

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