January 28, 2010 Western Australia recently decided to allow genetically modified (GM) canola to be planted in their fields. A statewide ban on GM food and crops was adopted in 2003. This from GeneEthics.org:
“State governments agreed with widespread warnings that GM canola would adversely impact markets and trade in Australian food products. They used their reserve powers under national laws to protect the economy by banning commercial GM canola for five years and keeping their states GM-free.”
The one standing GM-free zone is South Australia. Many wonder if it’s just a matter of time before they drop the ban also.
Watch video of Minister for Agriculture and Food, Terry Redman, at First GM canola from 2009 trials delivered.