Editor’s note:  If you value the health and economic advantages to NZ from having a GE free environment, please act today to send a message to the government.

Greenpeace have produced a template letter you can use to make a submission in about two minutes. After you send your message an invitation will come up on your computer screen to make it easy to share the link with family and friends through Facebook if you would like to do this. (Please note that you will get further emails from Greenpeace if you use their template email, however, you have the option of opting off their list if you do not want to receive further emails.)

For more information on GE in NZ, please see this website:  http://www.gefree.org.nz/



Email received 10 August 2015

Hi Katherine,

I wanted to make sure you saw this email because we have only two days left to act.

Almost 10,000 New Zealanders have said no to GE in the past few days – you can join them here.

The government is making moves to clear the way for genetically engineered (GE) crops to be grown in New Zealand.

I know this is something that’s close to a lot of Kiwis’ hearts. It’s certainly close to mine.

That’s why our movement to keep New Zealand GE Free in food and environment in the early 2000s was so successful. But our GE Free status is now at risk.

John Key’s government is moving behind the scenes to open the door to GE by making it easier for these risky crops to be grown in our fields and environment.

Don’t let them get away with it. Use this quick and easy form to make a submission today.

The changes the Government wants to make to forestry management would mean local councils will lose their right to stop GE trees from being grown in the environment. It would take away the democratic power and right of local councils and open the door to our farms and fields being contaminated with Genetically Engineered plants.

Make a submission now and send a message loud and clear that we don’t want genetically engineered crops grown in New Zealand!

We value our GE Free status and the good reputation that our food, produce and country has because of it.

Nick and the whole crew at Greenpeace