The Natural Health Products Bill is here – have your say!
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The Natural Health Products Bill is here – have your say!

Organic NZ Magazine: November/December 2011 Section: Health and Food Author: Sandra Clair The Natural Health Products Bill is back in Parliament and this time it is a different story altogether. In 2007 New Zealanders flexed their muscles and influenced their political representatives not to pass legislation for a joint Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Regulatory Authority…

A guide to organic education in New Zealand
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A guide to organic education in New Zealand

Bridget Freeman Rock reviews the organic education options available in New Zealand We hope you enjoy this free article from OrganicNZ. Join us for access to exclusive members-only content. Many Organic NZ readers are hungry for practical skills and further knowledge of organics, and with a range of courses, workshops and educational experiences to choose from in New…

Letter from the Minister for Food Safety regarding the Food Bill
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Letter from the Minister for Food Safety regarding the Food Bill

Organic NZ Magazine: September/October 2011 Section: Letters to the Editor Author: Kate Wilkinson, Minister for Food Safety I am writing in response to Guy Ralls article in the July/August 2011 edition of Organic NZ, in which it was suggested that the Food Bill is a threat to seed saving / and the sharing of seeds…

GE: don’t swallow it
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GE: don’t swallow it

Organic NZ Magazine: July/August 2010 Section: Features Author: Kyra Xavia Kyra Xavia investigates how genetically engineered ingredients sneak into our food unlabelled, and offers tips to avoid eating them Like many Organic NZ readers you may be a conscious consumer who makes informed decisions about the food you eat. Unfortunately you may also be ‘eating…

The Dirty Dozen – 12 foods with the most pesticide residues
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The Dirty Dozen – 12 foods with the most pesticide residues

Organic NZ Magazine: May/June 2010 Section: Health and Food Author: Alison White Alison White of the Safe Food Campaign answers these questions – Which foods in New Zealand have the most pesticide residues? – What’s wrong with pesticide residues in food? – How can pesticide residues in food be reduced? The following content is only…

Safe food storage: healthy options for food packaging and storage
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Safe food storage: healthy options for food packaging and storage

Kyra Xavia investigates at the health risks of plastic used for food packaging and storage, and offers suggestions for healthy alternatives We hope you enjoy this free article from OrganicNZ. Join us for access to exclusive members-only content. Plastic pervades every area of our life. Unfortunately it also permeates our body where it does not belong. As consumers…

Power-down pioneer: cycling for change
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Power-down pioneer: cycling for change

Joseph Dougherty introduces Ted Howard, a champion of ‘powering down’, of social change directed at encouraging greater sustainability. We hope you enjoy this free article from OrganicNZ. Join us for access to exclusive members-only content. Ted Howard is an inspiring example of how someone can make the transition away from a fossil-fuelpowered lifestyle. He runs two businesses: a…