Jon Carapiet - National GE Free Spokesperson for Food and Environment

Interviewed by

Tim Lynch

Jon Carapiet - National GE Free Spokesperson for Food and Environment

The Good, the bad and the ugly, in reverse order.

Why is it that the NZ Govt and a number of Departments plus some businesses here have no interest at all in GE Free NZ, Nuclear Free NZ and Clean Green NZ?

Why do they seem to want the swamp of sameness for our unique situation, by not positioning us to possibly be the only organic country on earth with a massive marketing (and moral) advantage? An Ark no less.

And why is it that the NATIONAL government has done away and cancelled the - 100% Pure NZ - campaign and white washed it to now be - The New Zealand 100% Pure You - campaign, which does away with our country and landscape being 100% PURE and is just a play on words.

Meanwhile, the 100% pure visitor, can unknowingly breathe in more uncontrolled exhaust fumes, drink more chemically treated and sanitised water and presumedly consume in the fast coming future, locally grown non organic GE food! Becoming instead a 100% laboratory experimental tourist.

Why are we selling our pristine landscape out, our principles and our ethical ideals?

And our children and grandchildren!

Hear a very coherent and passionate statement of the deplorable situation in this country of insider connivance to want to sully our food chain, and extend it into the animal kingdom as well as forestry.

However we have allies!

Note that the Vatican in January 2011 stated that:

There was no truth in claims the Holy See approved of biotech crops. Cardinal Peter Appiah Turkson, a Ghanian who heads the Vatican's key office for Justice and Peace, likenend the economic dependence on big corporations that GM crops bring, to a new form of slavery.

www.gmwatch.org


The historic vote rejecting the outdoor planting of GE crops and trees reflects the concerns of communities about the lack of protection afforded by central government in relation to GE and land use.

The Communities, ratepayers and consumers have realised their basic right to protect the food system and environment, and that is what the decision supports.

This is where all New Zealanders need to rally behind the people of Northland and extend this GE free notion all the way down the country.

http://www.gefree.org.nz

http://www.giantexperiment.co.nz

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Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch, is a New Zealander, who is fortunate in that he has whakapapa, or a bloodline that connects him to the Aotearoan Maori. He has been involved as an activist for over 40 years - within the ecological, educational, holistic, metaphysical, spiritual & nuclear free movements. He sees the urgency of the full spectrum challenges that are coming to meet us, and is putting his whole life into being an advocate for todays and tomorrows children. 'To Mobilise Consciousness.'

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