Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Colonel Franken-Sanders and Chickens call on KFC

Colonel Franken-Sanders and Chickens call on KFC to go GE free

Wellington Monday 15 January 2001 – Today Greenpeace chickens and Colonel Franken-Sanders revealed to midday shoppers in central Wellington that Kentucky Fried Chicken (NZ) Limited uses chickens fed on genetically engineered animal feed.

A local KFC restaurant in Manners Mall was the scene for a giant red “KGE bucket”, Greenpeace activists from the Rainbow Warrior dressed as chickens and a Colonel Franken Sanders. The activists hung a banner across the entrance to the restaurant and handed out “KGE” postcards that demanded KFC (NZ) Limited make a GE free commitment.

KFC (NZ) Ltd is supplied with Tegel chickens which are fed animal feed made with genetically engineered soya meal. “By using Tegel chickens, KFC is allowing genetically engineered soya meal to enter our food chain,” said Annette Cotter, Greenpeace campaigner. “Sixty nine percent of New Zealanders in total are concerned about this11 TV3/CMR Insight Poll, surveyed 1000 New Zealanders about genetically engineered soya meal in animal feed fed to pigs and poultry. and KFC needs to be aware of consumer rejection.”

Genetically engineered soya beans are grown in the United States and processed into soya meal that is exported to New Zealand. On the 27 December 2000, Greenpeace protested against a shipment of soya meal from the United States, likely to be genetically engineered.

“The growing of genetically engineered crops in the environment is a new and untested technology that we do not know the long term effects,” said Cotter. “If KFC makes a commitment to go GE free the demand for genetically engineered soy will diminish and the United States will be forced to grow GE free soy.”

The Rainbow Warrior arrived in Wellington on January 11 to campaign for a GE free future. It will set sail for Christchurch tomorrow Tuesday January 16.

For more information ring Annette Cotter 025 648 8636 or Tamsin Vuetilovoni 025 790 817

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election