Official Information Act Requests
This page relates to OIA's relating to GE Free New Zealand.
9.5.2022 - Complaint under Fair Trading Act - labelling of GE soy in Impossible Burgers
Ministry of Primary Industries
6.5.2022 Complaint to MPI regarding labelling of Impossible Burger. Request to recall Impossible Burger from shelves and re-label.
19.05.2022 Reply from Jerwin Impossible Foods regarding our press release on the lack of labelling of GM soy isolate
19.12.2022 Email reply from MPI on the labelling of Impossible Burger
13.3.2023 Email Correspondence with MPI regarding documents and consultation with Impossible foods
16.3.2023 OIA23-0078 An update on your request, reply from MPI
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
13.10.2021 Response from MFAT regarding further position on synthetic biology
18.7.2021 GE Free OIA request - Regarding position and the ENV CBD regarding GMO and gene drive/editing and synthetic biology
13.9.2021 Reply OIA 27593 MFAT - Reply with information on their position
13.9.2021 Redacted OIA 27593 reply- emails and briefing to Minister from 21 February 2021 - July 2021.
Ministry for the Environment
2.6.2021 OIA request HSNO Act and Gene Edited Organisms request for briefing minutes to the Minister regarding the HSNO Act.
1.9.2021 OIAD-106 MfE response full briefing minutes detaining advice to Ministers on HSNO changes.
AgResearch - OIA
AgResearch Ruakura Facility MPI Verification reports
1.6.2021 OIA21-0539 -response from MPI.
1.9.2020-4.11.2020 - AgResearch Ruakura Campus. Verification of compliance with controls and inspection of facilities.
14.02.2019 - 09.09.2019 MPI Verification report ; AgResearch Ruakura Campus. Verification of compliance with controls and inspection of facilities.
23.8.2019 Corrective Action Request Issued To: AgResearch - Ruakura Campus Status: CLOSED
29.8.2019 -28.11.2019 MPI Verification report; Increased frequency visit due to critical non compliance (unapproved transfer of genetically modified organism)
27.11.2019 - 28.02.2020 MPI verification report; AgResearch Ruakura Campus. Verification of compliance with controls and inspection of facilities.
AgResearch GE Rye Grass trials
29.08.19 - OIA Request GE Free NZ regarding GE rye grass trials in the US.
26.9.2019 - Reply from AgResearch a detailed response on the forage trials undertaken by AgResearch
31.5.2021 - OIA request GE Free NZ - regarding the 2019-2021 results of the GE ryegrass and forage trials
19.8.2022 - Reply to OIA Request - regarding the 2019-2021 results of the GE ryegrass and forage trials with attachments and redactions.
- HME Rye Grass Field Trial 2021
- Annual Update 2020-2021 - Report outcomes of year 2 of $11,500 GE ryegrass trial
- PSG Meeting field trial 2019 update
- Field Trial Update +2021
- 2021 Science update -
AgResearch contract with Thompson and Clark private investigations of GE Free NZ and the Green Party
10.11.2015 - Attention Nick Daniels in-house emails relating to surveillance of GE Free NZ
23.10.2015 - GE Free NZ GE Animals Thompson and Clark report on GE Animals GE Free NZ to AgResearch
23.11.2015 - Green Party GE Animal Experiments Thompson and Clark in-house emails relating to surveillance of the Green Party
11.4.2016 - Cancellation of Thompson and Clark AgResearch emails regarding surveillance of GE Free NZ over the last 10 years @ $2,200/month.
24.7.2018 - Response on request for Thompson and Clark private investigations
Environmental Protection Agency
6.9.22 ENQ-44570-R7Z9F7 response to OIA request for GM annual reports AgResearch and Scion
15.10.2021 ENQ-42630-X9Q4C0 OIA request for GM annual reports AgResearch and Scion
GMO Releases of Medicines for Clinical Trials
2.6.2021 ENQ-41539-R8X9F1 Telomelysin; phase II clinical trial for patients with inoperable melanoma. Trial not commenced.
2.9.2020 H202005963 Pexa Vec clinical trial Medsafe Response at close of clinical trial due to failure of outcomes.
31.10.2019 ENQ-37243-M3F1Q2 Response dsRNA re assessment enquiry.
Plant and Food
5.5.2011 OIA Response to research results on animal feeding studies on GM apples
25.4.2016 OIA16-0146 Ministry of Primary Industries response to the Plant and Food Research Facility Apple breach.