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Letter from the Minister for Food Safety

The food bill has been something that has been in the news recently both in the US and in NZ. The biggest concern to your average home gardener and foodie was the policing and regulation of growing, sharing and gifting food and seeds. It was one of those things that sounded too ridiculous to be passed. But when you show apathy because something seems too retarded to happen, it could very well happen right under your nose.

I recently signed an online petition against the food bill and today I got this letter back this afternoon. Sounds very promising.

I’m guessing that those that make a few dollars selling their excess bounty may be concerned, but will anyone bother policing a few bags of tomatoes?

What are your concerns on the food bill?

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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.


    • Bunny Eats Design says

      We are permitted up to 6 hens per home in Auckland. No roosters (thank goodness!). What is the current situation on chickens there? Are they trying to remove them or they banned and people are trying to allow them in?

  1. Laurel says

    It still sounds like people won’t be able to sell food from their gardens at small farmers markets and the like which is a bummer.

    PS. I signed the petition too, haven’t received a letter though!

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      That would be a huge bummer Laurel. I love buying produce from small-time gardeners. They are always so enthusiastic about what they do, it makes me want to try new things.

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