Clean and Green: Even Out of the Lab?

“The clean green reputation of NZ – an image worth millions, according to the environment industry – is under threat.” The GM issue continues to divide NZers, rearing its head in  the fields of economics, agriculture, tourism, and, of course, ethics. “New Zealand is one of the few countries left in the world where the entire production of food is GM-free,” said Jim Kebbell, who runs the country’s biggest organic retail outlet, Commonsense Organics. “On large animal research, we are ahead of the rest of the world, but unless we commercialise it, we will lose that advantage,” said Francis Wevers, head of the Life Sciences Network lobby.


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Helen Clark Lays Out Her Reasons for Legalising It

Helen Clark Lays Out Her Reasons for Legalising It

In an opinion piece for the UK’s Guardian newspaper, former prime minister and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy Helen Clark explains why a ‘yes’ in next year’s referendum…