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Michael Baxter Wins for GM Technology

THE Luddites, including Greenpeace, Scott Kinnear and Margaret Fulton, have campaigned relentlessly against the introduction of genetically modified canola. Their misleading propaganda successfully saw moratoriums introduced in many states. More recently Mr Kinnear has raised $750,000 to help Steve Marsh sue his neighbour, Michael Baxter, for planting GM canola. In what is considered a landmark […]

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Retraction of GM-Maize Rat Study Findings

Dear ABCA Subscribers, The journal Food and Chemical Toxicology today announced the retraction of the article Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize by Séralini et al first published online in September 2012. Shortly after the article was originally published, the journal received many letters to the editor expressing […]

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Greenpeace NZ Loses Charity Status

Charity status gives organisations tax benefits. Greenpeace New Zealand lost its charity status last year, and on Monday lost an appeal on the basis of its political activities and the illegal activities of some of its members. According to 3News New Zealand: “Non-violent, but potentially illegal activities (such as trespass), designed to put (in the […]

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Australia to Become ‘Saudi Arabia’ of Biorefining: Media Release

Norwegian Bio-refining specialist, ENEnergy, has announced that it has identified an ideal Australian location for an ethanol bio-refinery which could be producing the equivalent of 7500 barrels of fuel per day within 4 years. The site, located in Western Australia’s West Canning Basin, is just one of many massive areas of land across Australia’s northern […]

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Advertising GM Bread

INTERNATIONAL grains industry leaders are building-up their consideration of the market and trade requirements that will underpin the commercialisation of GM wheat. In parallel to the global R&D program to deliver valued GM wheat varieties – including significant work in Australia – the grains industry’s supply chain-wide assessment process is underway. A key step is the […]

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Who’s Afraid of Genetically Modified Bread?

CANADIAN, US and Australian wheat organisations recently released a joint statement asking for the development and commercialization of higher yielding varieties through biotechnology – through genetic modification.   Clearly wheat farmers are feeling left behind with the statement including the comment:  Lack of private and public investment in wheat research has left wheat development behind the advances […]

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Asians will Eat GM

FYI all,   Thought you might be interested to see this release from a recent survey of Asian consumers on their perception of biotechnology derived foods.   The results are quite positive and provide evidence that Asian consumers in five countries are ready to accept the benefits of these foods. The study was commissioned by the […]

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GM Becomes Election Issue in Western Australia

The growing of genetically modified (GM) food crops is currently illegal in several Australian states including Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia. Western Australian Premier Alan Carpenter has promised to continue the ban while the opposition Liberal Party says it will allow these crops if it wins the September 6 election. Read more here: http://gmobelus.com/news.php?viewStory=124

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