Biotech Updates

Grains Council of Australia Announces Support for GM

November 28, 2008

The Grains Council of Australia is supportive of the efforts to develop genetically modified crops. In a press release, Grains Council Chairman Murray Jones noted that GM crops have the potential to deliver significant on-farm benefits including increased yields and increased risk management, reduced on-farm costs and reduced environmental impacts. The Council cited the research conducted by the Charles Sturt University and Melbourne University that has shown that GM canola provides significant potential benefits including superior weed control, higher yields, better oil quality, and greater profits over conventional varieties. The Grains Council is the peak body representing Australian grain growers and promoting the development of the grains industry.

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