Biotech Updates

Agri Minister Calls on South Australia to Lift Moratorium on GM Crops

April 22, 2015

Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has urged South Australia to lift its moratorium on biotech crops. Speaking during a dinner for agri-business leaders in Adelaide, Joyce stressed that it was about time for South Australia to make that decision. If not, Darwin will overtake Adelaide 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. "We don't want that, we want them both to prosper, but this area has to be the area that says ‘yes'."

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