Topic archives: GM food

The GM food debate is nonsense

August 3, 2011 3

Crikey readers have their say.

The ‘unintentional’ reason why Australian babies consume GM food

September 29, 2010 7

The reason why Australian kids eat GM food without their parents knowing it goes back to a decision by the Howard government in 2000, and the apparent impossibility of guaranteeing GM-free food sources.

Could GM corn be deadly?

Could GM corn be deadly?

January 20, 2010

A recent study found links between agri-giant Monsanto's genetically modified corn and organ failure in lab rats. Nevertheless, Australia has given it the OK for import. So is it still safe to show down on a cob?

GM corn still approved here despite Europe, Kiwi concerns

November 10, 2009 4

A genetically modified variety of corn remains approved for use in Australia, despite the withdrawal of applications for approval in Europe and serious concerns about its assessment raised by a New Zealand university research team.

Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

July 22, 2008 3

GM food ... World Youth Day ... the Murray Darling ... GM Food ... global warming ...

GM food is not the new asbestos (even if there are questions)

December 3, 2007 8

Crop breeders have been crossing and mutating the genetics of our foods for decades now – genetically, some of this stuff is really brutal, radical stuff – but no-one is regulating those foods like GM. If you want to panic about food, panic about junk and fast food.

Lifting the lid on GM crops: what is Brumby hiding?

November 28, 2007 1

A majority of Australians don't want GM crops. So why are Victoria and NSW lifting the ban? asks Katherine Wilson.