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Beehive Bulletin: Live Chat this Wednesday


Beehive Bulletin: Live Chat this Wednesday 8 October

You are invited to join our live chat sessions on Wednesdays during October and talk directly to government MPs. This week's session, from 7 – 8pm on 8 October, is with Minister of Health and Minister for Food Safety, Annette King, who will be taking questions about ensuring food safety following the expiry of the GM moratorium or any other health matters you wish to raise.

Annette King will be happy to chat with you about the reasons the government accepted the advice of the Royal Commission and adopt the "proceed with caution" approach.

The end of the moratorium on October 29 does not mean the flood-gates will open to the production of GM crops. Applications will be considered by ERMA on a case by case basis and will have to meet stringent minimum standards designed to protect the environment. Our strict new food labelling laws also mean that all processed food containing GM material must be clearly labelled to ensure you can choose whether to buy those products or not.

The following week, 15 October, our Wednesday chat will feature Minister for Research, Science and Technology, Pete Hodgson.

To chat on the web, register at www.headsup.co.nz/chat. You can also TXT chat – it's free. Just follow the instructions on the website.

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