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GE beast rears its ugly head

Blog entry by Nick | October 28, 2008

IN the heat of the fight against GE, Mothers Against Genetic Engineering ( Madge ) displayed seven billboards in Wellington and Auckland showing a naked woman with four breasts and GE branded on her backside.  We've been so...

GE Free Food Guide - 6th Edition

Blog entry by Nick | January 31, 2008

The sixth edition of our very popular GE Free Food guide was released this week. You can grab a copy at one of the many outlets around the country stocking the guide, you can download a PDF version to print or you can simply...

Bhutan goes organic: a lesson for us all?

Blog entry by Pat C | February 19, 2013

By banning the sales of pesticides and herbicides Bhutan has outlined a clear path for the future of its agriculture: it will become the first wholly organic country in the world. Bhutan was already largely organic, but the recent...

Tell Auckland Transport to shove it up their berms

Blog entry by Kamal Sunker | October 28, 2015

I can relate to Dan. Like most of the inner-city dwelling 20-somethings, I had no idea what a berm was. That was until I found out that Auckland Transport was taking away the rights of ratepayers to cultivate roadside gardens. To me...

7 things you can do for the planet this Earth Day

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | April 22, 2016

More than 45 years ago – on the very first Earth Day – tens of millions of people decided to  do something  about environmental destruction. They rallied against pollution, oil spills, pesticides and deforestation… issues that continue...

This is the impact of our daily life on the planet

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | June 7, 2015

Every day, we all make choices that impact our local area, country, and the world at large. It can be hard to make the link between your favourite chocolate treat and deforestation in Indonesia – but when you zoom out a little, the...

Panama Papers: The plot thickens

Blog entry by Nick Young | May 10, 2016

Back in April, the Panama Papers rocked the world, exposing just how the global elite use offshore trusts in tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands, Panama and the Bahamas to hide their wealth and dodgy deals. Thanks to an...

Fonterra getting better only at 'greenwashing'

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | November 10, 2010

For the past two days I've been attending the International Dairy Federation's World Dairy Summit , in Auckland, as a delegate. This week, some of the world's most powerful players in the dairy industry have been in New Zealand to...

Fonterra has no answer

Blog entry by nyoung | October 8, 2010

UPDATE : The video has been viewed over 70,000 times since launch 7 days ago and we've celebrated by re-launching it on a brand new website at www.fonterra-secrets.com   Yesterday we launched a cheeky milk advertisement for...

Experts dismay at Key's attack on the RMA

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 27, 2013

Good, clean and smart economic policy must be based on good, sensible environmental safeguards. It’s the only way we can look forward to a more prosperous future. Yet John Key’s government, under the guidance of economic hatchet man...

GE rice not wanted

Page | February 1, 2007 at 3:00

In 2006 two scandals erupted when unapproved genetically engineered rice contaminated the global rice supply: LL601 and Bt63. These two events provide an insight into the real world implications of the growing of GE rice.

GE medicine

Page | February 1, 2007 at 3:24

Greenpeace's expertise is in environmental issues and focuses on the ecological risks connected with the release of GE organisms into the environment.

Herbicide use

Page | February 1, 2007 at 3:09

It is not true that GE is a ‘green’ technology, which allows farmers to use less herbicides.

Bad for farmers

Page | February 1, 2007 at 3:20

GE crops are not good for farmers. In USA and Canada where GE crops have now been grown for a decade, genetic engineering in agriculture has significantly increased the economic uncertainty of family farmers throughout the U.S. and the world.

The case against GE

Page | February 1, 2007 at 3:08

For thousands of years people have bred and grown crops for food. Seeds have been handed down from generation to generation until...

What is GE?

Page | February 1, 2007 at 3:18

Genes are the tiny building blocks that make up every living thing. Genetic engineering is when genes from plants, animals or bacteria are inserted into plants or animals in a laboratory to create new organisms that would not occur naturally.

People's Moratorium

Page | December 14, 2006 at 0:23

When the New Zealand Government lifted the moratorium on GE release in October 2003 a coalition of groups representing the strong public sentiment opposing GE release launched the People's Moratorium.

GE Free NZ

Page | December 13, 2006 at 21:55

Releasing genetically engineered (GE) organisms into our food, fields and environment poses risks to future generations and ours that are unnecessary, unwanted and irreversible.

Will GE feed the world?

Page | February 1, 2007 at 3:14

Genetic engineering will not feed the world.

Is GE food safe?

Page | February 1, 2007 at 3:12

Most genetically engineered (GE) crops are processed into food for humans and animals – but are they safe to eat?

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