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Golden Rice Approval For New Zealand - A Big Mistake

Golden Rice Approval For New Zealand - A Big Mistake

Officials have failed consumers by approving Golden Rice in a flawed and unprecedented decision.

The absence of any benefit for New Zealand consumers has been ignored and there is growing international concern about the decision. (1)

There is no requirement to label the rice as being "pro-Vitamin A", setting a dangerous precedent for other nutriceutical foods which will leave consumers in the dark about nutrient changes in food.

The absence of any independent safety testing for unintended consequences should have led Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to decline the application.

"FSANZ have made a big mistake and an independent investigation of the decision is warranted. The organisation's credibility is called into question in an unprecedented way," said Jon Carapiet, spokesman for GE-Free NZ (in food and environment).

Food Safety Minister Damien O'Conner must take action to have the approval suspended immediately, and to call FSANZ to account for a deeply flawed decision.

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