AUS – WA LABOR CLARIFIES GM CROP POLICY
07 July 2016. Source: Farm Weekly (WA)
The Labor Party will “transition away” from allowing GM crops to be grown in WA if it wins the 2017 State election.
Following the passing of the 2015 Genetically Modified Crops Free Areas Repeal Bill through the lower house of Parliament last week, Shadow Agriculture Minister Mick Murray and Agricultural Region MLC Darren West clarified Labor’s position on GM crops. Mr West said the government had failed to address issues about contamination following the Marsh vs Baxter case as well as community concerns on glyphosate resistance, correct labelling of GM crops and the overall safety of GM foods.