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The Detail – a podcast from RNZ/ Newsroom: Is it time to re-visit our GE rules?


This edition of The Detail considers the issue of GE in NZ. In my view our development has been held back by ignorant hysteria on this issue. I suspect to see massive disinformation from Greens NZ on this issue

A Podcast from RNZ and Newsroom

The accompanying article on the RNZ website began:

Scientists want the government to take another look at the country’s genetic engineering rules, saying they are no longer fit for purpose.

Among those calling for a rethink of New Zealand’s decades-old stance on GE are the current and former chief science advisors, and The Royal Society, Te Apārangi.

They argue that the current approach to gene editing – which requires permissions from environmental watchdogs, a heap of paperwork, and public hearings – is standing in the way of scientific progress.

Progress which they say could lead to the development of new tools to help mitigate the effects of climate change, diminish pest populations, and aid the discovery of new medicines and treatments. MORE AT LINK

According to Newsroom,

Newsroom has been commissioned by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund to produce a new daily news podcast designed to explain the stories behind the headlines. 

Called ‘The Detail’, it aims to help listeners dive deeper into the big stories to help give an understanding of what’s really going on. We will pick out the news that matters and explain it in detail and in context.

The Detail will be fronted by journalists Sharon Brettkelly and Alex Ashton, and produced by Alexia Russell. We will be drawing on not only Newsroom’s award-winning journalists, but the best reporters from throughout the country; along with experts in their fields.


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