South Australia Farmers Call for Permission to Grow GE CropsSeptember 30, 2015
Farmers in South Australia started a petition to urge the government to lift the moratorium on growing GE crops in South Australia. The petition was launched by Grain Producers SA (GPSA) during its Grower Day at the Yorke Peninsula Field Days on September 29, 2015. The petition is addressed to the Minister for Agriculture Leon Bignell, asking him to lift the ban and forward the decision to the State Government.
"Our members are becoming increasingly frustrated that they do not have the same freedom of choice in their farming systems that their interstate counterparts have," said Darren Arney, CEO of GPSA. "GPSA's policy is that growers should have the freedom of choice to grow the cereal, legume and oilseed varieties that best fit their farming system. This means having access to genetically modified crops."
Read the statement from GPSA.
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