Genetic modification in New Zealand

This section gives information about genetically modified organisms (including food, crops and medicines) and how they are managed in New Zealand. It also provides information about bioethics.

In this section

  • Information on the Government's response to the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification's recommendations about the need to constrain the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
  • Information on the Government's response to the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification's recommendations about food, medicines, and medical ethics.
  • Information on the Government's response to the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification's recommendations about intellectual property.
  • Information on the Government's response to the Royal Commission's recommendations about Māori participation, genetic discrimination, liability, ministerial call-in powers, establishing a Bioethics Council and a Parliamentary Commissioner, and developing a biotechnology strategy.