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Auckland Council at odds with government on stricter GM rules

| | September 24, 2013

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Auckland Council and the Government are on a collision course over rules for genetically modified crops after councillors decided to propose stricter rules on GM trials in the region – despite the environment minister warning them not to.

Auckland councillors voted to introduce new standards in the region’s draft planning document which were designed to increase protection for food-producing regions and vineyards and protect local government from the potential costs of a genetically modified organism (GMO) outbreak.

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