The Proposed National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry will override any Council precautionary GE provisions placed in their plans.
This will effectively remove our existing, sensible controls that protect our communities against the potentially catastrophic release of genetically engineered trees into our environment.
Call to Action!!
Action 13 -15 March 2017 URGENT
“Protect the right of Regions to say NO to GE”
Between Monday the 13th and Wednesday the 15th of March 2017 please send an e-mail to Hon. Nathan Guy (Minister for Primary Industries) and Hon. Louise Upston as (Associate Minister for PI) as well as to a National MP asking them to ensure that GE trees are removed from the NES-PF. The National Party caucus is set to vote on the recommendations this week, not the whole parliament. Below is a template letter for you to use and add any of your own wording.
GE Free NZ Stop GE Trees principles align to the Global Justice Ecology Project. We need to protect native forests, and to defend the rights of forest dependent communities and Indigenous Peoples against the uncontrollable and irreversible threats posed by the release of genetically engineered (GE) trees.
Email addresses for National Party MPs
www.stopgetrees.org International campaign to STOP GE Trees
Resources and information about the dangers of GE Trees
www.gefree.org.nz – GE Free New Zealand
Supported by GE Free New Zealand, The Awareness Party and Climate Justice Aotearoa