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Auckland Council considers future of GMO use

Auckland Council considers future of GMO use

The Inter Council Working Party (ICWP) will today release its recommendations on risk evaluation and management options associated with the outdoor use of genetically modified organisms (GMO).

While GMOs are regulated through the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996, the ICWP recommends that councils can also regulate and manage GMOs under the Resource Management Act 1991 in their local area. The ICWP proposed plan change provisions include prohibiting the release of food and non-food related GMOs on the land or in the sea.

The Auckland Plan Committee will consider the ICWP report at their February meeting and determine whether any provisions will be included in the draft Unitary Plan, which will be released for public feedback on 15 March.

Auckland Council is a member of the ICWP along with Far North, Kaipara and Whangarei District Councils. Northland Regional Council is a member but did not participate in the project.


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