No GE is Needed: Article by Philippa Jamieson

Philippa discusses why we just don’t need GE in New Zealand following the recent report by the Royal Society Te Aparangi calling for ”an overhaul of gene-technology regulations and wide public discussion”.

I’m excited by the growing movement in farming towards organic and regenerative practices. Farmers using these practices are already reducing methane emissions by lowering stock numbers. Yet they don’t suffer financially, because their input and animal health costs are also lower.

They’re sequestering more carbon by using biological fertilisers and other practices that improve soil health. They’re reducing run-off to waterways, and increasing biodiversity. They’re creating a healthy environment and healthy food…

Philippa Jamieson, Editor of ‘Organic NZ’ Magazine

Cover Photo Credit: Diana Pokehina (

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