Media releases

Our GM-free meat status undersold

New Zealand meat exporters need to cash in on our GM-Free status, says Simon Beamish NZ Farmer, June 28 2016 OPINION: Hawke’s Bay’s GM Free status is hugely important for exporters and the pastoral sector can surely extract more value from the market. Walk through the door of a Whole Foods Supermarket into the fruit and vegetable area […]

Farmer advantage lies in GM Free

Farmers Weekly: Food producers and Pure Hawke’s Bay board members Bruno Chambers and John Bostock say the choice between using genetically modified organism or not is a no-contest. They contend GM has produced few positive results and customers don’t want it anyway. RECENT announcements by market heavyweights that they will eliminate genetically modified animal feed […]

Parliament must protect regions right to chose

Dominion Post, May 20 2016 OPINION: A Hawke’s Bay initiative to add value to the region’s food exports will likely be axed if Parliament gives the Minister for the Environment sweeping new powers under the Resource Management Act. In response to strong market demand for GM Free products, Hawke’s Bay producers want to protect the region’s […]