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Mothers Lift Tops To Stop GE Moratorium Lifting

MEDIA ADVISORY
Wednesday 10 September
RE: Lifting of Moratorium


Mothers Lift Tops To Stop Government Lifting GE Moratorium

Women from the group MAdGE (Mothers Against GE in Food and the Environment) this afternoon tore off their tops exposing hot pink and black bras and waved GE Free flags to astonished MPs during question time in the house.

The mothers were protesting the lifting of the moratorium on GE release due to happen on October 29th.

68% of New Zealanders are saying no to GE. MAdGE has become frustrated with the governments disregard for public concern. What does it take for this government to listen?

“We’ve written submissions, we’ve marched, signed petitions, made legal challenges and worn the T-shirt. We will no longer be ignored. Lifting the moratorium will expose us to GE contamination – which is simply an unacceptable risk.” MAdGE founder Alannah Currie

MAdGE believes this issue is of critical importance, enough for the mothers to take the message right to the halls of power and deliver it in a way that had to be acknowledged. This is an issue that we cannot take lightly, once loose in our backyard GE contamination will be irreversible.

MAdGE has absolutely no faith in NZ regulatory bodies. NZ bio-security systems are totally inadequate to cope with GE release. Erma is like a condom full of holes, the Food Safety Authority openly admit they can’t cope with GE contamination, and there are no liability laws in place.

“Genetic Engineering is a science in its infancy and as mothers we know that infants require great care,” said Alannah Currie

“By all means carry on your GE research within the confines of safe and ethical laboratories but do not lift the moratorium. “

END.


MAdGE is a rapidly growing network of politically non-aligned women who have decided to actively resist the use of genetically engineered organisms in our food and on our land.

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