Christmas comes early for the Organic Sector

posted in: Food, Health, Organics

“This is an amazing Christmas present for the organic community and we’re delighted”, says Bailey Peryman, Co-Chairperson for the Soil & Health Association, welcoming the Government’s announcement to progress with a national standard for organic production next year. “People want clean, safe food, and are increasingly turning … Read More

EPA must reassess glyphosate and neonics

posted in: Media Releases

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!

posted in: Media Releases

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

posted in: Media Releases

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

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