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NZ Embassy in London Hit by Terminator Protest

26 March 2006

Protests outside the New Zealand embassy in London show the serious threat to our international standing from the New Zealand government's support for Terminator Technology at the UN Convention on BioDiversity in Brazil.

New Zealand's stance is undermining our standing amongst the international community as a responsible global citizen and more protests can be expected.

"It is sad to see New Zealand giving the finger to the rest of the world and promoting Terminator 'case by case'. The developing world will be opened up to massive exploitation by unscrupulous multinationals if the existing moratorium on Terminator is destabilised," says Jon Carapiet from GE Free NZ in food and environment.

New Zealand must move to respect the ethical and moral dilemmas that Terminator presents to humanity, and stop trying to force an unwanted technology on a world crying out against it.

"We are on the wrong side of history and should recognise that these issues cannot be left to small nations and the develping world to fight their corner against powerful interests driven by the purist of motivations:greed," says Mr.Carapiet


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