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NZ Food Standards Has Approved GE Potatoes … Ignoring the Health Risks!

What a farce. Having also just posted on checking what’s in your food and where it’s from. NZ the clean green illusion, along with the GE free illusion … APPROVING GE potatoes. Please see our GMO pages for independent info on the safety of GE food. Watch Dr Stephanie Seneff on the topic (video below the article). And see also our Glyphosate pages. Glyphosate & GM go hand in glove. And grow your own potatoes or buy organic. People are sicker now than they’ve ever been. Something is wrong here. Their so called progress is failing us. What can you do? Get informed for starters. There are other sites with up to date information to do this with recommendations for action. GE Free NZ can be found here, and on their site is a page with individual districts that may include yours.

Visit gefreenorthland.org  has a page titled ‘What Can You Do?’ at their main menu.  EnvirowatchRangitikei

 

From mscnewswire.co.nz

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), a trans-Tasman regulatory body, has approved 6 lines of GE potatoes (A1139) carrying genes from viruses and bacteria to stop discoloration and alter vital nutritional components [1]. The NZ Minister for Food Safety has let down NZ consumers yet again by failing to carry out a thorough public safety evaluation.

The joint submission from GE-Free NZ and Soil and Health highlighted many studies that show harm from eating GE foods, which FSANZ has dismissed and ignored. [2]

The FSANZ decision states, “No public health and safety concerns have been identified in relation to food derived from the potatoes developed by the Applicant.” This statement is highly misleading and contravenes a “duty of care” to the consumer. FSANZ openly acknowledges it does not require feeding trials or genomics testing.

“How can FSANZ give consumers an assurance of safety when they do not require any animal or human feeding studies? There is no evidence that the potatoes are safe to eat,” said Claire Bleakley, president of GE-Free NZ.

https://www.mscnewswire.co.nz/the-msc-network/item/5915-food-standards-approval-ignores-possible-dangers-of-ge-potatoes.html

 

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Why is a NZ vineyard that’s certified organic using poison that kills falcons?

Thanks to Carol Sawyer for this piece of investigation. Just how organic is organic these days? With NZ’s current sell out to corporate interests I’m wondering more and more. Just how honest are these industries being? Some of these people just refuse to examine the independent research and profits win out over our health & conservation. Folk need to think about this as they purchase products from a country that falsely advertises itself as ‘clean and green’, and pledges to be protecting its wildlife. Gone are the days. All these advertising ploys are just that and pay little more than lip service it appears, to sustainable practices. EnvirowatchRangitikei

I have talked to many, many Central Otago vineyards over the last month and it has … become completely clear to me that it is perfectly possible to maintain a low, no-nuisance rabbit population without using cruel poisons… Carol Sawyer

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PEREGRINE WINES, CENTRAL OTAGO – KILLING FALCONS ?

Why is a vineyard that names itself after a FALCON, has a brand logo that is a stylised falcon, and is certified organic with BioGro, using a poison that will kill falcons by secondary poisoning ?!!! Today I have been sent these photos and the irony has just struck me.

Their website says “A natural extension of our passion for the land, Peregrine are dedicated to helping protect some of New Zealand’s rarest native birds. As well as taking part personally in some of this country’s most successful preservation programs, Peregrine is proud to have worked with the Wingspan Trust, the Department of Conservation and the Fiordland Conservation Trust.” ???!!!!!!

I have been compiling a register of Central Otago vineyards who do not use cruel poisons on their vineyards, (see link is below also, but it is not yet complete) and when I spoke to Peregrine about a month ago I was told they had used Pindone on some of their surrounding land on the river boundary, but about 30 metres from the vines. I have today rung the poison contractor (name supplied). That information I was given was incorrect. He has told me that Pindone was spread on ALL their surrounding land, just not on the vineyards

The Eastern Falcon DOES eat carrion and can be killed by ingesting poisoned rabbits. Many hawks are killed this way too. NOT GOOD ENOUGH PEREGRINE !!!

I have talked to many, many Central Otago vineyards over the last month and it has therefore become completely clear to me that it is perfectly possible to maintain a low, no-nuisance rabbit population without using cruel poisons. The vast majority of vineyard managers do just that! Good rabbit fencing, shooters, and dogs work well.

Peregrine are on the Central Otago Wines register of vineyards that do not use cruel poisons (1080, Pindone, Magtoxin ) on their vineyard land. Should they stay or should they go? Is using the stuff on surrounding land acceptable?

Central Otago Wines Register here :

https://www.facebook.com/notes/carol-sawyer/central-otago-vineyards-who-do-not-use-inhumane-poisons-and-eco-toxins-1080-pind/1975084266105223/

As well as this they are exporting their wines. Peregrine say on their website : “We are thrilled to have cemented our relationship with our premium US wine importer, Vineyard Brands as a result of a visit earlier this month by Greg Doody, President and CEO of Vineyard Brands. During the trip hosted by our owners, Lindsay, Jude and Fraser McLachlan a long term business agreement was signed that will see our full range of wines distributed across the US.” It is a pity their website is so dishonest!

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NZ’s Rocket Base (that’s partnered with the largest defense contractor on the planet) is testing again – what are they really up to?

From the NZ Herald

“Rockets will soon be blasting off from northern Hawke’s Bay again, after Rocket Lab announced its second test-launch window.

“The Auckland-based company yesterday said it would fly payloads for clients Planet and Spire on its upcoming second test flight titled “Still Testing” from its Launch Complex 1 site at Mahia Peninsula.” NZ Herald

We had an article earlier this year about the Mahia Rocket base.  I had intended to follow up with further details however time constraints have prevented me. There were some comments from locals that you can read at the original post, voicing their concerns and observations around the consultation processes, possible effects on fishing and other things.

What I have discovered since that post is information people probably are not aware of about Lockheed Martin (LM). I’m adding here the basic info on the corporation from the original post:

Lockheed Martin is one of the largest companies in the aerospace, defense, security, and technologies industry. It is the world’s largest defense contractor based on revenue for fiscal year 2014.[5] In 2013, 78% of Lockheed Martin’s revenues came from military sales;[6] it topped the list of US federal government contractors and received nearly 10% of the funds paid out by the Pentagon.[7] In 2009 US government contracts accounted for $38.4 billion (85%), foreign government contracts $5.8 billion (13%), and commercial and other contracts for $900 million (2%).[8]
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Lockheed Martin is so big that it is the equivalent almost of a private second government.

You can listen to the information on Lockheed Martin (LM) on a video (by Dane Wigington) in another recent post, by an ex CIA whistle blower Kevin Shipp who describes the true length, breadth and power of this company. (If you’re pressed for time go straight to 12 minutes in, or to hear specifically about LM go to 17 min). Not surprisingly, the US Military Industrial Complex (MIC) holds considerable power over Congress.

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A screen shot from the lecture by Kevin Shipp – the interrelationships of the shadow government

Part of that of course is the said company.  LM is the chief surveillance information processor for the CIA, the NSA and the FBI. It has created a program that tracks every contact every American citizen has with the IRS, their emails, payments made, all are run through LM. The corporation is so big that it is the equivalent almost, says Shipp, of a private second government. The average household in America has what he calls a ‘Lockheed Martin tax’. The sum of around $260 is taken from all pockets pa to pay this company basically to spy on Americans through the NSA & CIA, even tracking packages in the US postal. As well as all this of course they make ballistic missiles among other weaponry to sell to foreign governments.

Moving on then, this is a company that has helped fund the NZ Rocket Lab. Do you really think they are here because they really feel for our unemployed? Given their ongoing ‘budget’ in the US (trillions Shipp estimates) we are very small fry. Our government aka corporation is fully in bed with the US Military going by their recent carry on, having also made a farce of our nuclear free stance. It is all now about money.  So, a must listen is the video, and watch this space (no pun intended) for further updates on where this thing is headed.
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Rocket Lab announces second test on Mahia Peninsula

“The flight is the second of three in Rocket Lab’s Electron test programme and follows May’s successful inaugural Electron test flight.

Read more about earlier test in May: Eager witnesses still turn out despite Rocket Lab delay
We have lift-off: Rocket Lab

The Electron vehicle for the “Still Testing” flight is expected to be trucked to the site next month, and a launch window will open in the following weeks.

The vehicle will carry two Earth-imaging Dove satellites for Planet and two Lemur-2 satellites from Spire for weather mapping and ship tracking.

Rocket Lab founder and chief executive Peter Beck said carrying a test payload marked a significant milestone for the Electron programme, enabling Rocket Lab to gather crucial data and test systems for the deployment stage of a mission.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11926610

Are there Genetically Engineered Foods in NZ?

Read ‘Seeds of Distrust’ by Nicky Hager on the story of the GE COVER UP Kiwis. They planted many crops of GE corn throughout our clean green paradise and it was left to full harvest so ‘no worries’ then by the esteemed leaders about cross contamination to other NON GE crops. Corngate it was called, courtesy of HELEN CLARKE who worked at the UN on Global Governance (aka New World Order – think Agenda 2030) after leaving her job leading your country. Do you still really think it matters which party is in the saddle?
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From nzhealth.net.nz

Dangers of Genetically Engineered Foods

Genetically engineered foods containing genes derived from animals, fish, insects and bacteria are now being imported into New Zealand. The genetic changes that have been made to these foods are completely different to those resulting from traditional breeding methods. Yet, the import and sale of these foods is being permitted without proper assessment of the risks and without adequately informing the public, even though many scientists say that genetically modified foods could cause serious damage to health and the environment. Genetic technology has already caused human fatalities, new toxins and allergies, soil infertility, animal ill health, financial losses for farmers, and environmental damage in the US.

The process of genetic engineering introduces dangerous new allergens and fatal toxins into foods that were previously naturally safe. Already, one genetically engineered soybean was found to cause severe allergic reactions, and bacteria genetically engineered to produce large amounts of the food supplement tryptophan, have produced toxic contaminants that killed 37 people and permanently disabled 1,500 in USA.

It is estimated that about 57% of research by biotechnology companies is on the development of herbicide-resistant plants and that this will lead to increased use of herbicides, resulting in even higher concentrations of chemicals in food and in the water run-off from the land. Other dangers include the creation of herbicide-resistant weeds, the spread of diseases across species barriers. The artificially induced traits and inevitable.

Imperfections will be passed to all subsequent generations and to related and unrelated organisms. They can never be recalled or contained. The consequences are incalculable.

What foods are here already?

Genetically modified foods (GMFs) available, or about to appear, in New Zealand shops include tomatoes, yeast, corn, and soya (which is used in many processed foods, such as bread, pasta, confectionery, ice cream, pies, biscuits, margarine, meat products and vegetarian meat substitutes).

Genetically modified organisms are also used to produce cheeses and many other processed foods. But this is just the beginning. In a few years, if transnational biotech companies are allowed a free hand, it may be almost impossible to find natural food. GMFs area also reaching NZ supermarkets because they are being introduced in USA Canada and Japan far more freely and are entering the food chain through global trade. Over 4,000 field projects are in progress worldwide, so basically the market is about to be flooded with genetically modified products.

New ANZFA rules bypass New Zealand sovereignty

Genetically Modified foods and food additives will be sold in New Zealand without labelling and without warning the public because they have been approved by a small committee based in Canberra. New arrangements introduced under CER, effective from July 1st 1996, mean that decisions about New Zealand food standards are now made by the Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA), a committee on which New Zealand has representation equivalent to that of ‘other Australian States’.

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http://www.nzhealth.net.nz/environment/poisons/genetic_foods.shtml

Petition: “New Zealand government: Ban highly hazardous pesticides now!”

Please share this petition far and wide. We need rid of toxic and harmful substances from our environment. The petion is from the Northland Toxin Awareness Group (based in the Whangarei district).
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Why this is important

New Zealand has one of the highest breast cancer rates in the world, and studies link pesticides to cancer. There are about 100 highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) still in use in NZ, as defined by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Health Organisation. In 2006, the FAO Council recommended that all HHPs be phased out globally. We call on the New Zealand government to respect the basic human rights to health and ban all HHPs!
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TO SIGN THE PETITION GO TO THIS LINK

Aerosols over Aotearoa – see what you are being sprayed with

See what is being sprayed into the atmosphere that you breathe daily … from observations in the South Island…

Published on May 18, 2017

For those that see things arent quite right, things seem very different from what they seen years ago, above their heads, be sure to keep the 18th JUNE 2017 FREE and head for Christchurch. There will be a public seminar, hosted by a long time researcher, Malcolm Scott, “AEROSOLS OVER AOTEAROA”. Malcolm will be presenting the findings of his 2016 research of reports by the public of alleged aerosol spraying from aircraft, and how these have been handled by the relevant government agencies – Ministry for the Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, and the Civil Aviation Authority. He will also be discussing correspondence with NIWA and the Minister of Defence. IT IS AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TOPIC FOR EVERY LIVING BREATHING PERSON, AS THE VERY AIR YOU BREATHE, THE VERY LAND YOU EAT FROM, IS BEING CONTAMINATED not to mention WATER, while your so called governmental groups close a blind eye towards it.

Exposing the Nats – what mainstream won’t be telling you

Thanks to Vinny Eastwood and Ben Vidgen for this important information you won’t find in mainstream media. Watch their first video (it’s on our front/news page, right side). On this one (video 2 of 3) you can skip the intro by going straight to 4:01 for info on the Nats. The intro nevertheless is important info for those who are not familiar with the concept that our news has hitherto been largely fake. Hear what’s been really going on. On topic, another useful read is the Opal file on NZ’s recent history.

Published on Aug 12, 2017

Donate to Vinny at https://www.patreon.com/VinnyEastwood Kiwibank and paypal options at http://www.thevinnyeastwoodshow.com NZ Elections Does Your Vote Really Count, Video 2 The National Party http://www.thevinnyeastwoodshow.com/v… In video one, (http://www.thevinnyeastwoodshow.com/v…) we showed the irrefutable proof, that all New Zealand’s Prime Ministers since the late 70’s, were members of globalist organisations & banks, Whose shared agenda, was to sell New Zealand’s strategic assets, and undermine her sovereignty. In part 2, we are going to further back you into a corner. So here it is again, just to reiterate, Every single choice New Zealanders have made in previous elections, has ensured the continuation of the same agenda, a one world government. Now, we are obliged to demonstrate the pure, terrifying reality, that regardless of what choice you make THIS election, or any other, the exact same agenda will continue. Research by Ben Vidgen Postman Investigates New Current affairs NZ Investigative News. https://www.facebook.com/postmaninves… (Click Read More For Video) Narration & Video By Vinny Eastwood Support Vinny On Patreon From Just $1 Per Month And Get Awesome Rewards! http://www.patreon.com/vinnyeastwood Donate To Vinny Through Kiwibank Or Paypal At http://www.thevinnyeastwoodshow.com And get access to the secret donors facebook group for exclusive early access to new content! Already a donor? Let Vinny Eastwood Know!

The Nats have Sold Out NZ with a half-trillion-dollar debt

Thanks Key, you have us right exactly (in my opinion) where  you wanted us. For starters we figure you’re profiting from this debt. For seconds we are now ripe for New World Order one world government given the borrower is slave to the lender. Forty two thousand beleaguered people without a roof over their heads. Children in poverty & our teens committing suicide. Beats me how you all have the gall to display on your election ads… “a strong economy delivering for NZers” … what? …”one of the fastest growing economies in the developed world…?”
They are choosing not to notice of course the aforementioned child poverty, homelessness & teen suicide. Stats to be proud of? These people are delusional and think we are all mentally impaired. Key, the smiling assassin, has been replaced with a slightly friendlier looking version of himself, and second in charge, a woman who’s allegedly committed welfare fraud.  (Which you’ll likely never find out about now from the rumour I heard recently). They’re sailing on like nothing’s happened in spite of an eye witness, and meanwhile Metiria’s been dealt to for her comparatively minor misdemeanors. They are dismantling our sovereignty brick by brick. Wake up peoples. (The meme below is from the video showing you the various world leaders on the end game of their so called new world order).  Tie that in with the Agenda 21/2130 plans and it all fits very nicely. Same people. Their other Trojan horse into our respective sovereign nations aside from crippling debt, is the local district councils (sustainable development aka trash everything) which note are all also in obscene debt. My district $68-100 million. ‘No worries’ they tell us, the future generations are able to share in paying for everything.
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So read on about our humongous debt. 
New Zealand now owes almost half a trillion dollars in debt – and a growing chunk of it belongs to ordinary households, mainly borrowing to buy property. In the start of a week-long series Tamsyn Parker spells out the problem.

New Zealand is sitting on a half-a-trillion-dollar debt bomb and Kiwis are increasingly treating their houses like cash machines, piling on the debt as they watch the value of their properties soar.

Reserve Bank figures show household debt, excluding investment property, has risen 23 per cent in the past five years to $163.4 billion. Incomes have risen only 11.5 per cent.

Households are now carrying a debt level that is equivalent to 162 per cent of their annual disposable income – higher than the level reached before the global financial crisis.

READ MORE:
Experts fear downside of debt
NZ homes among most indebted

Including property investment the total debt households owed as of April was $232.9 billion, according to the Reserve Bank.

Satish Ranchhod, a senior economist at Westpac Bank, says the main driver has been low interest rates.

“Continued low interest rates have sparked a sharp increase in household borrowing at a time when income growth has been very modest.”

And it’s housing loans where the growth has mainly come from.

Housing loan debt has risen 23.4 per cent to $132.83 billion. Student loans were up 22.9 per cent to $14.84 billion and consumer loans are up 16.6 per cent to $15.7 billion.

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/personal-finance/news/article.cfm?c_id=12&objectid=11651648

See how surveilled we really are Kiwis

Horowhenua was hit a week or two ago with the revelation that the District Council CE had been (and still is by all accounts) monitoring emails including blocking senders. He continues to maintain (along with his loyal followers who are not wildly for transparency and open books) that he’s done nothing wrong, after all, it’s rationalized, he was just protecting his staff from abuse. Many disagree. It was one of those occasions for which the highly developed word-tracking software just wouldn’t suffice. If you take a look at the Five Eyes partnership that we as a country are signed up to and note they meet quite regularly here in enzed (Queenstown was the latest I saw earlier this year) then we are quite well surveilled, but as with anything so covert, of course most of us haven’t a clue what it really means. This video will give you a good idea of what’s currently been going down elsewhere, and remember we’re a global village now, as the global governance folk tell us, so we are definitely all connected. Surveillance wise anyway. They’re still working on destroying our sovereignty.

“We are at present working discreetly, with all our might, to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation states of the world. And all the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with our hands.”                                                       Arnold Toynbee – International Affairs, p.809, November 1931

When it comes down to it they’ll have a bit of a challenge on that front with Kiwis who fortunately are waking up fast.
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Porirua state homes sit empty for four years while 42K Kiwis remain homeless

The idiocy of this whole farce is breathtaking to say the least. Whilst ex PM Key (who has now slithered from view) has more than one mansion to live and holiday in, our govt/corp buys mansions for its reps abroad and 33K homes sit empty in Auckland owned by off shore speculators with that latter city now the most expensive to buy in planet wide … we have the same establishment lending thousands of dollars to the homeless for emergency motel accommodation & leaving them deep in debt. And these homes (including others) sit empty. Um, who exactly is controlling the purse strings (the same folk who got us neck deep in debt) and why are they not sacked? (They could have loaned that money to the homeless as a deposit on a home). And soon we’ll doubtless have another equally as incompetent set of riders for the very same corporate horse that’s running the show. This is all a crime of obscene proportions … the homelessness I’m referring to. From a nation that once housed all, to folk living in cars, sheds and garages. Shame, shame New Zeeland. Shame on the Nats, shame on Labour too who helped us all down this road that’s looking frightening indeed for many. The steely, cold reality of the UN’s plan for so called ‘sustainable development’. With all their flowery rhetoric they never had any intention of helping the poor or equalizing wealth. People need to wake up to that. The Nats have been LAND BANKING OUR state homes since 2012. Corruption at its ugliest … somewhat thinly disguised gentrification.  This was only ever about enriching the rich who plan eventually to own everything. Don’t believe me? Read Rosa Koire’s ‘Behind the Green Mask’. You’ll find it on Amazon. Or see her on our Agenda 21/30 pages. And read below about the Porirua houses that have sat empty for four years. Write to Nick Smith and tell him how disgusted you are.
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From Stuff.co.nz

First they were too big and now they’re too small but soon, according to Housing New Zealand, four empty houses in Porirua City will be just right.

The properties have been empty for four years, the last tenants relocated so the houses could be earthquake proofed – something HNZ now says they didn’t need.

Ten months after the agency tried to sell the three-bedroom houses because the demand was for smaller homes. It now has plans to remodel the properties into accommodation for larger families.

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https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/property/94394067/too-big-too-small-for-sale-not-for-sale-porirua-state-homes-sit-empty-for-four-years

LINKS TO OTHER INFO ON EMPTY STATE HOUSES IN NZ