Genetic Engineering Webinar: What do Consumers Want? Navigating GE Issues with Jon Carapiet
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Genetic Engineering Webinar: What do Consumers Want? Navigating GE Issues with Jon Carapiet

Join us for our next webinar in our GE education and awareness series. Philippa Jamieson will be talking to Jon Carapiet about consumer issues around GE, including the right to choose, labelling, traceability, and consumers overseas – our export markets.

Soil & Health NZ Webinar: What are GMOs, and are they really changing because of new gene techniques?
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Soil & Health NZ Webinar: What are GMOs, and are they really changing because of new gene techniques?

Join us for an educational webinar hosted by Soil & Health NZ, where we delve into the world of genetic engineering with Professor Jack Heinemann, an expert from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Canterbury.

Genetic Engineering Panel Discussion: Where are we at in Aotearoa New Zealand
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Genetic Engineering Panel Discussion: Where are we at in Aotearoa New Zealand

On 21 November 2023, the Soil and Health Association NZ held an online webinar for an update and discussion about GE. We had over 200 attendees and some great discussion! Scroll down to read more about the webinar and to access the full recording. If you benefited from this webinar, please consider donating to Soil & Health to support our vital work, details below.

Heavy rain, soil and waterways – what’s the effect and what we can do about it?
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Heavy rain, soil and waterways – what’s the effect and what we can do about it?

About the video We all know that heavy rains cause soil loss and runoff. And we understand these are harmful to fresh water and the wider environment. But many farmers, gardeners and land owners are unsure about where to start fixing these problems. Join Philippa Jamieson, former editor of Organic NZ magazine, in conversation with…

Wake-up call on the environmental and human health harms of toxic agrichemicals
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Wake-up call on the environmental and human health harms of toxic agrichemicals

The Soil & Health Association is welcoming last week’s “Knowing what’s out there” report by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. The report criticises New Zealand’s lack of monitoring and regulation of environmental harm from chemicals.

Joint Submission on the A1139 Potato to Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Joint Submission on the A1139 Potato to Food Standards Australia New Zealand

 Introduction GE Free New Zealand in Food and Environment and the Soil & Health Association of New Zealand (“we” and “the submitters”) welcome the opportunity to comment on the application A1139 Food derived from Potato Lines F10, J3, W8, X17 & Y8 (“Application”). GE Free New Zealand in Food and Environment (“GE Free NZ”) is…

Clean waterways

Clean waterways

New Zealand’s waterways are in a dire state with a staggering 60% of monitored rivers being unsafe for swimming and 74% of freshwater fish species are threatened. A big factor in this is nitrogen pollution from the increasing intensification of agriculture. Much of the nitrogen pollution comes from cattle urine diffusing through soils and pasture…

Submission on the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill

Introduction The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand Inc. (“Soil & Health”) was incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 on 4 December 1942. Soil & Health’s objectives broadly include soil health and the promotion of organic gardening and farming. Its membership is chiefly composed of home gardeners and consumers, organic farmers and growers,…