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Definitions for gene technology and new breeding techniques

BioTech New Zealand (BioTechNZ) welcomes the opportunity to make this submission to the Food Standards Australia New Zealand.

The New Zealand economy is based on the primary sector. Improved plant varieties and animal genetics will keep New Zealand’s primary industries competitive and improve productivity, while sustainably staying within environmental limits. Farmable land in New Zealand is limited, so we need to get greater productivity from what we have, and improving crops and animals is critical.