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