GMO free

Whangarei Report - - OPINION -

We were dis­ap­pointed to see that the orig­i­nal North­land Re­gional Plan did not con­sider any pre­cau­tion­ary ap­proach to the in­tro­duc­tion of ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied or­gan­isms (GMOS) in the re­gion.

How­ever, now all the le­gal is­sues have been re­solved, it is pleas­ing to see they have sched­uled a spe­cial GMO hear­ing (Oc­to­ber 30-31), espe­cially as there has been grow­ing ev­i­dence of risk to farm­ing, yield loss and con­tam­i­na­tion in the en­vi­ron­ment from GMOS.

We are al­ways buy­ing the fruit, (tamar­il­los, cit­rus) av­o­ca­dos and other pro­duce that your farm­ers sup­ply the coun­try from your won­der­ful vi­brant re­gion. We ap­plaud the re­gional coun­cil’s move to con­sider pre­cau­tions around GMOS and hope they up­hold their com­mu­nity’s con­cerns and cre­ate a Ge­free re­gion.

_ Claire Bleak­ley Whanga¯ rei

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