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EPA reviewing hydrogen cyanamide rules

Thursday, 30 January, 2020 - 14:10

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is initiating a reassessment of the plant growth regulator hydrogen cyanamide, and is now seeking information on how and where it is being used in New Zealand.

Grounds established to reassess neonicotinoids - EPA

Monday, 27 January, 2020 - 15:32

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has determined that grounds exist to reassess approvals of substances containing neonicotinoids used in New Zealand.

Agcarm affirms safety of glyphosate

Tuesday, 1 October, 2019 - 09:11

Glyphosate is used in New Zealand by farmers, councils and home gardeners. It has recorded more than 40 years of safe use and has been the subject of over 800 studies, all of which have confirmed its safety.

Improved food health standards linked to fewer cases of childhood gastroenteritis - study

Thursday, 21 February, 2019 - 09:21

A University of Otago study reveals the incidence of non-viral gastroenteritis in New Zealand children has declined over the past 20 years with researchers concluding improved food health standards the key contributor.

EPA calls for neonicotinoid information

Tuesday, 14 August, 2018 - 12:53

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for information about three specific neonicotinoids - pesticides which can impact bees and other pollinators if not used correctly - to understand how and where they are being used within New Zealand.

Hemp is a 'formidable vegetable' - Mayell

Thursday, 5 July, 2018 - 14:27

Social entrepreneur Michael Mayell is speaking out about the beneficial properties of hemp to help inform and inspire Kiwis to embrace new business opportunities around what he calls a ‘formidable vegetable’.

EPA watching weekend EU vote on neonicotinoids science

Friday, 27 April, 2018 - 14:51

The EPA is standing by for the results from a forthcoming weekend vote by the European Union (EU), over whether more restrictions should be applied to the use of neonicotinoids in member states.

Commerce Commission appoints new Chief Executive

Thursday, 22 March, 2018 - 15:49

Commerce Commission Chairman Dr Mark Berry today announced the appointment of Adrienne Meikle as Chief Executive of the Commerce Commission.

Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed as a guarantee of safety

Friday, 21 July, 2017 - 08:50

The quality of beef, pork and their products, including the level of their contamination with pathogens has a significant impact on the health of consumers.

Hemp seeds to be legalised as food

Friday, 28 April, 2017 - 16:57

An agreement reached between New Zealand and Australian food safety authorities will see hemp seed legalised as food in New Zealand, Food Safety Minister David Bennett says.