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  • Jordan Childs
    pledged support 2019-10-08 11:29:07 +1300
    Genetic Modification is simply something that humans have done since the First Agricultural Revolution 10,000 years through cross breeding and cross pollination - gene editing is just the next step.
    Given the increasing focus on climate change, genetic modification just seems like a solution to grow crops with less irrigation; hardier to disease and pests; and increase abundance.
    Science and technology has always been the driving factor behind human development, so why not continue to invest in it to find solutions to human problems.
  • Nicholas Bennett
    pledged support 2019-09-17 04:52:27 +1200
    I started my degree in molecular biology back in 2001. The difference in the things that can be done then and now if completely amazing and I agree that we really need to relook at theregulations regarding genetic modification technology. I have actually spent the last 9 years in Canada because 1) There are few jobs in this field in NZ and 2) The is so much restrictions on the usage of the technology.
  • Cameron Lord
    pledged support 2019-06-15 11:50:49 +1200
  • Anna Clark
    pledged support 2019-06-07 09:10:37 +1200
    100% support your gene editing policy changes. As a scientist, I feel NZ is miles behind with our research due to current legislation.
  • Daniel Tustin
    pledged support 2019-05-11 08:09:47 +1200
  • Neil Lynas
    pledged support 2019-05-03 16:12:34 +1200
  • Peter Weir
    pledged support 2019-04-29 21:51:55 +1200
  • Bill Brett
    pledged support 2019-04-29 16:22:40 +1200
    I am a Horticultural consultant and business mentor, (with an Agricultural background). I strongly support gene editing. We could have grasses that produce the same dry matter with less water and nutrients. We could have more pest & disease resistant cultivars. If you haven't read 'Seeds of Science' by Mark Lynas I suggest you do. He is a recipient of the science writer award for his book 'Six Degrees' on climate change - but 'Seeds of Science is better'. Politicians world wide are holding us back.
    Bill Brett
  • Ellie Stokes
    pledged support 2019-04-29 15:02:58 +1200
  • George Babbington
    pledged support 2019-04-29 10:58:54 +1200
  • Paul Guy
    pledged support 2019-04-29 09:56:58 +1200
    NZ should revisit the ban on GMOs it is a useful set of tools with valid applications.
  • Ian MIller
    pledged support 2019-04-29 08:28:10 +1200
  • Charis Mitchell
    pledged support 2019-04-28 21:16:45 +1200