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Genetic modification rules mean NZ missing opportunities – Treasury

Rebecca Howard
Fri, 01 Jul 2022

Genetic modification rules mean NZ missing opportunities – Treasury
Treasury adds its voice to calls for a national conversation on GMOs. (Image: Unsplash)
Rebecca Howard
Fri, 01 Jul 2022
New Zealand is missing opportunities because of its regulatory barriers to genetic modification, Treasury secretary Caralee McLiesh says.“The flipside of unlocking innovation through regulatory reform is regulation that constrains new technologies and ways of working,” she told the NZ Association of Economists annual conference at Victoria University of Wellington.“While other advanced economies have embraced these techniques, our current regulatory barriers mean that we are missing opportunities – for example, to improv...

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