I was listening to the Radio today and there was an interesting piece about GM ryegrass being developed in Palmerston North.
I was surprised to hear that field scale trials were being conducted - in the USA.
This seemed to be because they would not be permitted in NZ.
I felt that there was a tad of hypocrisy in creating the GM grass here in NZ but then insisting that some third party nation take the risk (perceived or real) of allowing it to grow outside a building. The grass is intended to reduce methane emissions from livestock. Those tests will also be done outside NZ.
Somehow "we won't allow GMO to pollute NZ - but we are fine using it to pollute somewhere else" seemed a bit...off.