12 Jun 2023

Genetic modification regulation changes need consultation with Māori - advocate

From Midday Report, 12:17 pm on 12 June 2023

The National Māori Organics Authority says the National Party's plan to remove effective bans on genetic modification is a blatant dismissal of the need to consult with Māori.

The National Party says New Zealand is stuck in a time warp and risks falling behind global development if it doesn't change the regulations.

But the group says genetic modifications are a quick fix which have failed overseas, and shouldn't be imported here.

Jessica Hutchings, a spokesperson for Te Waka Kai Ora, spoke to Gyles Beckford.