AUS – AG MINISTER CALLS ON SA TO DROP MORATORIUM
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce calls on South Australia to drop GM moratorium
17 April 2015. Source: SA Country Hour (ABC Radio)
Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has urged South Australia to reconsider its moratorium on genetically-modified crops.
Mr Joyce, speaking a dinner for agri-business leaders in Adelaide, said it was time South Australia became a ‘yes’ state.
He said South Australia needed to approve genetically modified crops and nuclear power production.
Mr Joyce said Adelaide was at risk of being overtaken by Darwin as the major city in central Australia.
“It’s a tale of two cities and it’s not Paris and London but it is Adelaide and Darwin and one city keeps saying yes, yes, yes and growing and planning for growth,” he said
“Unless we get the same vitality in Adelaide, Darwin will overtake them as the main city of central Australia, with a choice between Darwin and Adelaide… the business will go north and the prosperity will be closely in tow with it.