New Zealand’s GMO-Free Policy Not Protected By Northland’s Council

GE-Free-NZ-protest-1024x413By NZ Northern Advocate

There could be a small break in the ring fence meant to keep genetically modified organisms out of Northland’s environment and primary sector.

The decision has groups who vehemently fought for 10 years for that GMO-proof fence now criticising the Northland Regional Council’s decision to exclude its strong Regional Policy Statement (RPS) on GMOs from its proposed Regional Plan.

A year after no-to-GMO policies became operational in Whangārei and Far North Districts’ and NRC legislation, the NRC failed to copy over its stance to its new environment plan.

The overarching Regional Plan — the draft of which received 360 submissions overall — will encompass, replace and update three outdated water and soil, air and coastal plans. More than 100 of those submissions referred to the GMOs subject.

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Glyphosate Found in Human Hair as Unique Testing Project Releases First Results

unnamedBy GMI Reporter

A new testing program organized by The Detox Project in coordination with Kudzu Science, has released the first ever results for glyphosate levels in human hair, in an extraordinary announcement on Wednesday.

The unique project, which began in July 2018, has already discovered the world’s most used herbicide, glyphosate, in a number of hair samples at over 66 parts per billion (ppb), which is a much higher level than the average urine level of 3 ppb reported by the University of California San Francisco in 2016. The main metabolite of glyphosate, AMPA, was also found in some of the hair samples at even higher levels than glyphosate itself.

Learn more: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/glyphosate-found-human-hair-unique-testing-project-releases-first-results