EPA must reassess glyphosate and neonics

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Wednesday 17 October 2018 PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Soil & Health Association is calling for an enquiry into the independence of New Zealand’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), following the EPA’s announcement of priority chemical reassessments for possible bans … Read More

Safe to eat? Not for kids!

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Media release for immediate release 5.6.18   Children are being exposed to a cocktail of pesticides every time they eat non-organic raisins and sultanas. The latest Total Diet Study, released by the Ministry for Primary Industries, showed residues of 26 … Read More

Save the bees – Ban neonics

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2 May 2018   The Soil & Health Association welcomes the Environmental Protection Authority’s announcement to review the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in New Zealand but wants them to act now and ban their use immediately.   The EPA’s announcement, … Read More

Another win for GE-Free New Zealand

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  The Soil & Health Association welcomes a decision released today by the Environment Court declining Federated Farmers’ attempt to challenge regulation of genetically modified organisms under the RMA.   In the latest case before the Environment Court, Whangarei District … Read More

Community support for a GE-free New Plymouth

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Media release: Soil & Health Association of NZ 14 March 2018 The Soil & Health Association is encouraging the New Plymouth District Council to adopt precautionary provisions in the New Plymouth District Plan for any genetically engineered (genetically modified) organisms … Read More

Councils retain right to regulate GE trees

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The Soil & Health Association is thrilled that newly released standards for forestry no longer include a controversial clause that would have allowed the planting of genetically engineered (GE) trees across New Zealand. Released by MPI last week, the National … Read More

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