AUS – ACCESS TO GM CROPS FOR SA FARMERS LOCKED IN
14 May 2020. Source: Grain Producers SA Media Release
After 16 long years, South Australian growers are one step closer to having the freedom of choice to grow the same crops as their mainland interstate counterparts.
This follows the passage of the Genetically Modified Crops Management (Designated Area) Amendment Bill through State Parliament today, which Grain Producers SA has welcomed.
The Bill will enable growers on mainland SA to access GM crop varieties while allowing a path for those councils which believe they derive a premium the ability to apply to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development in the next six months to retain the moratorium for that council area.
The final decision on whether that exemption is granted will reside with the Minister.
GPSA CEO Caroline Rhodes said the passage of the Bill reflected GPSA’s strong commitment to restoring grower choice in South Australia.
“This Bill establishes a level playing field for South Australian growers with their mainland interstate counterparts,” she said…
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