New Zealand: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   NZ2022-0013

The New Zealand Productivity Commission submitted a report to the Government of New Zealand recommending that a review should be done on regulation of genetic modification to ensure it is fit for purpose and supports domestic innovation. Other than that, there have been no recent significant official changes to the genetically engineered (GE) policies established by the New Zealand government. Food Standards Australia New Zealand, the regulatory authority for approving the sale of GE food products in New Zealand, has approved 90 GE food and microbial derived products to date. These food products could be for direct human consumption or animal feed. All GE foods sold in New Zealand must be labelled. Meat and other products from animals that have been fed GE-derived feed do not require labelling.

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