Opinion

We need to talk about GMO

Rebecca Howard
Fri, 29 Apr 2022

We need to talk about GMO
New technology like gene editing is not captured by the legislation (Image: Getty)
Rebecca Howard
Fri, 29 Apr 2022
The last time New Zealand reviewed genetic modification regulations there were no iPhones, YouTube or Facebook and Google wasn’t really a thing. That alone is enough to make me think it’s long past time to have the conversation.However, it turns out that asking whether New Zealand might benefit from using genetic modification triggers some intense reactions.Some people told me so-called “Frankenfood” should never be allowed in New Zealand and there would be dire consequences. Others were adamant that NZ is miss...

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