GE crops have a huge effect on farmers, scientists and the market, and their development is driven by big agribusiness for big profits.
GE crops and foods have an uncertain effect on our health and the environment.
We have opposed the release of GE into the environment and have worked in parliament to improve legislation covering GE organisms.
The Green Party remains committed to keeping the Aotearoa New Zealand environment free of GE organisms.
GE needs to stay in the lab, releasing it would destroy our clean green image which is so important to our economy.
Recent news about Genetic Engineering
The Green Party is concerned about the cutting of New Zealand's only university level organics course by Lincoln University. More
There have been some major changes to the bill, particularly in the last couple of years from where it started effectively 11 years ago. We have followed its history. I personally have followed it since way back when it was first mooted in the New Zealand Food Safety Authority. More
The High Court decision to uphold the Sustainability Council's appeal on genetic engineering (GE) is a win for New Zealand's primary sector, the Green Party said today.
Of course, when the bill first came there were some parts in it that looked particularly Draconian and that seriously concerned a lot of people. A lot of small producers thought they would automatically be going out of business when this bill was More
This bill goes a long way, and it has been mentioned about the new part in the purpose clause, inserted into clause 4, which is that the legislation will help "maintain confidence in New Zealand's food safety regime". More
When the independent scientists in the world come out—Seralini, Judy Carman, even our Professor Jack Heinemann in Christchurch—they get criticised, snap, like that, all around the world. Why? More
There are people whom I know—farmers market producers and the like—who will be selling in one part of a district, of a region, and they will be operating under one local territorial authority, one council, then the next day, or even later the same day, More
Absolutely all genetically engineered food in New Zealand is imported. We do not grow any—and it is a very good position. More
We have had some significant changes, one of them was that genetic modification, which had been removed from the bill the first time round, has now been reinstated as a food safety issue. Food Safety is now the overriding principal of the Bill. More
You are invited to "Meet Your Greens" with Green MP Steffan Browning. Steffan will provide an update on his work in Parliament in the primary production sector and on security and intelligence issues. More
Do you know what's on your fork? Steffan Browning will talk about GE food labelling and the food bill which is before Parliament. More
Do you know what's on your fork? Steffan Browning is speaking on the lack of GE labelling and the Food Bill which is before Parliament More
Please come and join us to watch the Movie Genetic Roulette and hear Steffan Browning speak on the latest on the Food Bill which is currently being
Please come and join us at Taste Cafe to hear Steffan Browning speak about GE Food labelling, and the latest on the Food Bill which is curr
Steffan would love to see you at tonight's talk on the latest research and lack of labelling on Genetically Engineered (GE) food. He will discuss the Food Bill which is currently in Parliament. More