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read the full version of the article by Bob Edlin published in issue 50

Amendments to EPA HASNO Regulations…More

The Environmental Protection Authority is proposing to amend the HASNO Regulations and specifically the words around the definitions of what material is genetically modified and what is not. The purpose of the amendment is to clarify the wording around the chemical and radiation treatments used to induce mutations and therefore variability in germplasm. The wording is specific in that these were treatments in use prior to 1998 when the HASNO regulations came into effect. The Council of New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science sees these proposed changes as important and has called for comment from members as well as some invited experts.

Link to the pdf of our submission.


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Thursday 17th November 5.00pm – more

NZIAHS Auckland Section

Plant & Food Research,
Mt Albert

Speaker: Dr Ron Beatson
The Pernicious Weed:
New Zealand’s hoop breeding programme & related stories

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NZIAHS Canterbury Section
Christmas drinks, finger food & AGM

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