Media releases

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 […]

GM-free market boost for region

Hawke’s Bay Today, March 23 2016 John Bostock Just last week, two of the US’s best known food companies, General Mills and Mars, announced they will label all products containing genetically modified (GM) ingredients. The companies’ move confirms the huge growth in North American consumer awareness and market demand for GM labeling – a global trend […]

Hastings Residents Get Behind a Campaign to Keep Hawke’s Bay GM Free

More and more Hastings residents are getting behind a campaign to keep Hastings GMO Free as the fundraising drive hits $40,000. Lots of people have donated money and given sites for signage as the campaign picks up momentum. Pure Hawke’s Bay Member and Pastoral Farmer Will MacFarlane says it’s heart warming to see the overwhelming […]