Election 2014 - Party Policies - Genetic Engineering

Election 2014 - Party Policies - Genetic Engineering

Genetic Engineering

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  • Ban the commercial release and field trials of GE organisms.
  • Prohibit field-testing or production of GE foods within New Zealand.
  • Work towards a ban on GE food imports.
  • Require safety testing for any imported GE food or commodity that is allowed to enter the New Zealand food supply.
  • Allow gene technology in secure containment to continue to be used subject to assessment by the Environmental Risk Management Agency. (more here)

  • Insist on zero tolerance of unapproved GMOs.
  • Protect farmers who do not wish to adopt GM technology by ensuring the liability regime for use of GMOs that cause harm is strengthened.
  • Ensure that the EPA can set conditions for the use of GMOs that align with any relevant policies put in place by local government.
  • Ensure a robust segregation and traceability regime for GM crops.
  • Ensure mandatory labelling of GM propagation material at the point of sale. (more here)

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  • Approach GM/GE with extreme caution, and only under secure confined laboratory conditions.
  • Legislate for clear labelling of all genetically modified (GM) food products and will continue the rationalisation of the administration of food safety via the Food Administration Authority. (more here)

  • Proceed with caution on all aspects of genetic modification technology using the Environmental Risk Management Authority’s (ERMA) robust case-by-case assessment regime. (more here)

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