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Mar 11, 2014

GM canola in an organic field could signal winds of change

Would you eat genetically modified food? If a landmark legal case in Western Australia rules one way, you may not even know. Freelance journalist Tim Oliver explains the crop fight out West.

A court case heard over the last few weeks in the Supreme Court of Western Australia could change the way Australians look at genetically modified, conventional and organic food.

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  1. Bob the builder

    “To further confuse matters, GM crops are often introduced into a crop rotation because of their decreased reliance on chemical pesticides and herbicides”

    Could you reference this highly contentious assertion?

  2. Robert Hewitt

    There is a very good piece on the WA case at this site. http://www.mccullough.com.au/page/Media/GM_crop_test_case/

    How to label foods containing GM material has been argued about in this country for at least 15 years. The zero tolerance approach by some groups will simply lead to another addition to the “may contain traces of…” labels and be completely uninformative to consumers. The 1% threshold is good as it covers those products where intentional inclusion of products from GM crops occurs.

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