Election 2014 - Party Policies - Food

Election 2014 - Party Policies - Food

Food policy

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  • Work to improve access to high quality, nutritious, locally produced and affordable food.
  • Develop a National Food Strategy for self-sufficiency in food production and security of food supply in New Zealand. This strategy will include protecting high value food growing land, promoting local food production and processing, investigating the need for a national food and seed reserve, and providing support and funding for organic and other food growing initiatives.
  • Introduce standards and guidelines in schools so that all food and drink sold is nutritious, and include education in schools about growing food, supply chains and nutrition.
  • Ensure that food is labelled so that consumers can easily see all ingredients and additiveslisted, including oil products. (more here)

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  • Ban the growing and experimentation of GE and GM crops.
  • Promote and resource organic food production including hua parakore foods and extend current funding for the establishment of maara kai by whānau, marae and communities.
  • Protect New Zealanders’ rights to save heritage seeds and exchange food.
  • Develop alternative food production, ownership and distribution methods to free New Zealanders from the clutches of international food companies and local supermarket chains.
  • Develop a land transition plan which will include the regulation of farming practices to reduce environmental damage, the improving the quality of waterways, increased localised food self-sufficiency, and reduced dependency on export agricultural production. (more here)

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