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Time to move on

Four and a half years ago the Labour Party, then in opposition, decided it was going to crystallize the debate about GM in New Zealand. Rather than support a misguided attempt to freeze all research ... More...

Let's get away from blatant politicking – Hobbs

With the moratorium on applications for the general release of genetically modified organisms expiring tonight, the debate will now shift to specific applications before the Environmental Risk Managem... More...

Foolish protest a fitting end to the moratorium

The timing and organisation behind the shrill allegations about Yarrows could hardly be more obvious, writes The Daily News. The Taranaki baker, to its huge credit, won an internationally contes... More...

Business chiefs support moratorium's end

The lifting of the GM moratorium today appears to have strong support from business leaders. The Business Herald Business Leaders Survey - which goes to 50 senior executives - shows that an overwh... More...

Mixed chorus greets moratorium end

Clothes have been ripped off, marches held, and controversial billboards erected in opposition to genetic engineering – but now the big day has arrived. The moratorium on genetically modified orga... More...

Protestors vow more direct action

Protesters against genetic modification are vowing more direct action after five of their number were arrested during a struggle with police at Parliament. Parliamentary security guards, backed up... More...

Protest targets LSN office

A small but noisy group of 40 protestors, calling themselves the Peoples Moratorium Enforcement Agency, visited a number of Wellington offices today, including MAF and the Business Roundtable, to prot... More...

The People’s Moratorium Declaration

In the spirit of true democracy and environmental sustainability:We, the concerned citizens of Aotearoa New Zealand, declare that we will do what is within our power to keep our land free of genet... More...

Greens say Labour committing economic sabotage

Despite the Labour Government's determination to commit economic sabotage with GE, the Green Party is equally determined to keep New Zealand GE-free, Green Party Co-leaders Jeanette Fitzsimons and Rod... More...

Greens find wiggle room on GE

The Green Party vowed today to continue its fight against genetic engineering (GE), saying it would remain an issue at the next election. However, it has also given itself more wiggle room on its ... More...

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