Is your soil toxic?
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Is your soil toxic?

Organic NZ Magazine: September/October 2014 Section: Gardening Author: Tremane Barr Tremane Barr in his vege garden after the February 2011 earthquake. His copy of Organic NZ arrived in the mail a few hours before the quake. (Photo: Tremane Barr) The Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 have shaken the lives and properties of many that…

Amber light for dung beetles?
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Amber light for dung beetles?

Organic NZ Magazine: May/June 2014 Section: Farming and horticulture Author: Dr Nick Waipara Dr Nick Waipara explores the biosecurity issues of introducing exotic dung beetles onto organic farms in New Zealand. Recent months have seen the first of a series of releases of exotic dung beetles on New Zealand farms. Organic farmers potentially have much…

GE food: A Trojan horse – what is it sneaking into us?
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GE food: A Trojan horse – what is it sneaking into us?

Organic NZ Magazine: May/June 2014 Section: Science watch Author: Frank Rowson Obviously the admonition to ‘never look a gift horse in the mouth’ was around in the time of the Greek–Trojan war. The Trojans were not aware of the dangers of accepting things at face value or they would not have been conquered. Today, consumers are…

The ‘dirty dozen’ – latest update
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The ‘dirty dozen’ – latest update

Organic NZ Magazine: January/February 2014 Section: Health and Food Author: Alison White Which foods in New Zealand are more likely to have pesticide residues? What’s wrong with pesticide residues in food? How can pesticide residues in food be reduced? Alison White answered these questions in Organic NZMay/June 2010. Here she revisits them and gives us…

GE animal feed? No thanks!
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GE animal feed? No thanks!

Organic NZ Magazine: May/June 2013 Section: Farming and horticulture Author: Frank Rowson Frank Rowson, a veterinarian for 50 years, is a farm performance consultant for soil herbage, animals and humans. Growing reliance on supplementary feeds Because chemical farming is reducing the ability to grow quality feed and the ability to withstand the increasing number of…

Beyond 1080
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Beyond 1080

Organic NZ Magazine: March/April 2013 Section: Farming and horticulture Author: Rebecca Reider Despite what the government would have you believe about the necessity of dumping a highly dangerous toxin from the sky, effective and safe alternatives to the poisonous war on possums are quietly springing up across the country. Rebecca Reider investigates. We knew there…

How to create a GE-free zone
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How to create a GE-free zone

Zelka Grammer encourages you to press for a GE-free zone in your city, region or district We hope you enjoy this free article from OrganicNZ. Join us for access to exclusive members-only content. Gardeners, beekeepers, seed savers, foresters, orchardists, organic growers and consumers: you know what’s at stake. GE experiments and releases present serious risks to our biosecurity,…

The dangers of aspartame
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The dangers of aspartame

Organic NZ Magazine: January/February 2013 Section: Health and food Author: Kyra Xavia Aspartame is a highly addictive artificial sweetener and flavour enhancer, used in over 10,000 products worldwide. Produced by genetic engineering, aspartame is incorrectly classified as an additive, when it is in fact an excitotoxic and neurotoxic drug, supposedly developed to treat peptic ulcers….