“Māori food sovereignty in Aotearoa puts Māori who produce, distribute and consume food – rather than the demands of global markets, free trade agreements and corporations – at the heart of food systems and policies. There are many options available to local and central government that could support a more food-secure future for whānau…. Māori food sovereignty empoers whānau and hapū driven food production, distribution and consumption based on environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability”
- From Te Mahi Maara Hua Parakore A Māori Food Sovereignty Handbook(2015, Hutchings, page 38)
Opposed to all forms of Genetic Modification (GM)
Part of our work over the last two decades has been to continually oppose GM in our agriculture and food systems. Hua Parakore is GM free. GM tampers with the whakapapa within an organism and disrupts the mauri and integrity of ngā taonga tuku iho. We oppose the misappropriation of cultural and intellectual property rights and support the rights upheld in the Mataatua Declaration.
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