Win for Hawke’s Bay food producers

Hawke’s Bay food producers have won a major battle to keep the Hastings District GM Free.

Federated Farmers has formally abandoned its legal attempt to overturn Hastings official GM Free food producing status.

Pure Hawke’s Bay, a lobby group representing Hawke’s Bay growers, exporters and farmers backed the GM Free plan rules adopted by the Hastings District Council in 2015.

Pure Hawke’s Bay chairman Bruno Chambers says it’s a very exciting win after many years of unnecessary battle.

Read the reaction to the decision from Pure Hawke’s Bay