Good as far as it goes, but we need more
"Labour will promote
wholeheartedly legislation to require that all genetically
modified foods are labelled," Labour spokesperson on
research, science and technology Mark Peck said today.
Peck was responding to the decision at conference of
Australian and New Zealand health ministers last night to
"Given the nearness of the
elections - and the strong likelihood of a change in
government - it will probably fall to Labour to implement
"Our commitment to the right of consumers to
know what they are eating is absolute," Mr Peck said.
only will we legislate to make labelling compulsory but we
will also as a priority establish a Royal Commission of
Inquiry into the whole genetic modification and genetic
engineering area, including research and safety
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Gordon Campbell: On NZ’s Complicity In Western Sahara
If David Parker really wants to hone his crisis-managing chops on an international trade dispute that New Zealand has been making worse for years, he maybe should be turning his attention to the Western Sahara.
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