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Wellington, New Zealand

GE-Free New Zealand

in food and environment (RAGE Inc.)

FSANZ Reports and submissions

Food Standards Australia & New Zealand (FSANZ) Authority Assessments

FSANZ P1061 -Code Maintenance Proposal (26/02/2023)

GE Free submission regarding the amendment to mandatory Folic Acid supplementation in Bread

FSANZ P1055  (3/12/21)

3.12.21 FSANZ proposal P1055 to modify definitions for gene technology and new breeding techniques

GE Free NZ submission 3.12.21

PSRG submission 3.12.21

Soil and Health 3.12.21

FOE and Gene Ethics


A1193- Irradiation of Food, to include irradiation all fresh fruits and vegetables 


27.8.2019  Impossible Foods application A1186 for Soy-Leghemoglobin to be approved  into the Australia and New New Zealand food chain. NOTE: The details of manufacturing and internal methods of analysis are CONFIDENTIAL.

6.9.2019 FOIA request GE Free NZ first round questions on A1186 related to the absence of safety analysis of public submitters.

28.1.2020 FSANZ reply to GE Free NZ request for information on A1186

14.2.2020 Australian and New Zealand Food Health comments  2nd call submissions - 

17.9.2020 GE Free NZ submission at 2nd call -recommendation to decline application due to absence of safety data on a new protein created through GE process never in the food chain before. 

17.9.2020 Friends of the Earth and Gene Ethics submission on A1186

21.2.2021 Ministerial Forum final decision to approve A1186. Often the same team making the submission to A1186 also are delegated on behalf of the Ministerial to the Forum to make the decision

FSANZ A1138  

A1138 – Food derived from Provitamin A Rice Line GR2E   All documents associated with the GM rice approval.  

GE Free request for information to FSANZ under Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 12.1.18

FSANZ Mark Booth reply to GE Free NZ 12.1.18

Charges for FOI  - FSANZ reply 8.2.18

FOI request for fee waiver

Letter requesting meeting to Jenny Reid  (NZ Forum member) 16.1.18

Response to Jenny Reid  18.1.18

Letter following up meeting  with Jenny Reid 23.1.18

Hon Minister Damien O'Connor  request for review of GM Rice decision. 26.1.18

Supporting evidence -


Joint submission GE Free NZ and Soil and Health

J.R. Simplot application to FSANZ for GM food derived from potato lines F10, J3, W8, X17 & Y9


GE Free NZ submission to herbicide tolerant canola line MS11.  

Application by Bayer Cropscience for Food derived from Herbicide-tolerant Canola line MS11



Application A1073  - Food derived from Herbicide-tolerant Soybean DAS-44406-6

GE Free Submission supported by Australian Organistions

Public submission form guide - Please feel free to use your own wording, just cut and paste into the form you want. You need to send by e-mail or hard copy by the 6th December 5pm 2012

Letter from Alliance members to COAG Ministers.

Appeal to the Regulatory Review Committee 25/2/2013

Regulatory Review committee report of GE Free NZ appeal, tabled on 21st February 2014

Transcript of the Regulatory Review Committee hearing. 26/9/2013

New Zealand Parliament - Regulatory Review Committee documents - Evidence and Submissions,

GE Free NZ submission to the Regulatory Review Committee 25/2/2013

OIA letter from Minister Nikki Kaye to Jon Muller, Reason for approving 2,4-D, soybean in to the Food chain. 18/4/2013

OIA letter from Minister Nikki Kaye 17/7/2013

OIA response to Frank Rowson from MPI on advice to Minister for food safety, Niki Kaye.   24/4/2013

Letter to Jon Muller,  turning down GE Free first appeal to Regulatory Review Committee, due to not being made in relation to any NZ regulations. 26/6/2013

Submission to Regulatory Review committee appealing the decision to approve the A1073 2,4-D, glyphosate and glufosinate ammonium soybean. 3/7/2013

Letter from Chair Regulatory Review committee, Maryan Street, to Jon Muller notifying acceptance of complaint, and getting response from MPI. 19/8/2013

Submission of Claire Bleakley for GE Free NZ to the Regulatory Review Select Committee

FSANZ A416 Maize recall

Letter to FSANZ on NK603 /A416 Maize recall 20/09/2012

FSANZ 2, 4 - D Tolerant Corn A1042 (2011)

FSANZ Advantame A1034 (11/03/2011)