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SAFE urges Minister to appoint non industry experts

Press Release – SAFE

Animal rights organisation SAFE is urging the Government to include experts and advocates from outside the agriculture industry on its newly announced winter crop grazing taskforce. Read more »

New Zealand First Backs Plans to Protect Productive Land

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First strongly supports Government proposals released today which will offer new protection for some of our most productive land. Read more »

FDA findings undermine Royal Society on GE Deregulation

Press Release – GE Free NZ

14/08/2019 FDA findings undermine Royal Society Call for GE Deregulation Trust in the Royal Society will be undermined, after the FDA scientists found gene editing errors were being overlooked. The latest was in gene edited (GE) hornless cattle … Read more »

New Zealand’s first Cage-Free Egg Directory has launched

Press Release – SAFE For Animals

New Zealands first Cage-Free Egg Directory has launched today, listing businesses who have committed to going cage-free, and those who are yet to produce a cage-free policy. Read more »

Government urged to work with farmers to reduce emissions

Press Release – DairyNZ

DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle is urging the Government to work with agricultural groups to drive real behaviour change on farm, instead of imposing a broad-based tax. Sector organisations have put forward an alternative Primary Sector Climate … Read more »

Genetic Regulation Overhaul Overdue

Press Release – New Zealand Life Sciences Network

The Life Sciences Network welcomes the Royal Society report calling for an overhaul of gene-technology regulations and a wide public discussion, its chair, Dr William Rolleston said today. Read more »

Government responds to report on gene editing

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The recently released papers by the Royal Society Te Aprangi note there are considerable benefits that gene editing can bring to our lives, particularly in health, Environment Minister David Parker said. Read more »

Farmers even gloomier about economy on heightened trade fear

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s farmers got even gloomier about the state of the economy as the lingering US-China trade stoush and looming Brexit deadline threaten to undermine global trade. Read more »

Climate change, ETS policy now farmers’ No 1 concern

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Climate change policy and the ETS has topped the list of farmers biggest concerns for the first time since 2010, according to Federated Farmers latest Farm Confidence Survey. Read more »

UN Calls for Plant Based Farming

Press Release – Vegan Society

The latest IPCC report clearly outlines the absolute dire necessity for the world to come together to reassess it’s land and water use. The focus is very much upon food production systems and how we simply cannot continue to farm animals for food … Read more »

Govt joins forces with communities to clean up waterways

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Government joins forces with local communities to clean up waterways The Government has today announced the next step in its plan to clean up our rivers and lakes by supporting community-led programmes, delivering on the Wellbeing Budgets investment … Read more »

Agrichemical manufacturers endorse responsibility for waste

Press Release – Agcarm

Government initiatives to put the onus on manufacturers for ensuring that their products can be recycled or disposed of safely is a step in the right direction for New Zealands environmental outcomes. A voluntary product scheme for agrichemicals and their containers … Read more »

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