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NZ authorities sieze corn seed

(Aug. 9, 2002 -- CropChoice news) -- Authorities in New Zealand say they will destroy 30 tons of genetically engineered corn seed from the United States.

"Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said last night the new discovery showed GM corn or maize was now so widespread in the US that New Zealand should stop importing any more seed from there. Officials have been much swifter this time to disclose their findings after author Nicky Hager last month dropped a bombshell into the the election campaign by revealing an alleged contamination cover-up almost two years ago," according to a story in the Aug. 9 edition of The New Zealand Herald.