AUS – ORGANIC FARMER LOSES HIGH COURT BID
Organic farmer Steve Marsh loses bid for High Court review of genetic modification contamination case
Source: ABC News
The High Court has refused to consider the genetic modification contamination case of West Australian farmer Steve Marsh.
Mr Marsh lost organic certification over most of his land at Kojonup after genetically modified canola blew over from his neighbour’s farm in 2010.
He went to court, seeking more than $80,000 in compensation, but the Supreme Court dismissed the case in 2014.
The court found neighbour Michael Baxter had not acted negligently and could not be held responsible just for growing a GM crop in a conventional way. It also awarded Mr Baxter costs.
Today’s decision means Mr Marsh has no further avenue of appeal.