Biotech Updates

Australia OKs GM Crops in Two States

September 24, 2010

The Premiers of Victoria and New South Wales approved a decision to lift the moratorium on genetically modified crops. They also agreed that GM canola can now be grown in both states. The decision was made to address the concerns of drought-stricken farmers. The Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has approved over 20 varieties of GM corn, soybeans, sugar beet, potatoes, cotton and canola for human consumption in Australia.

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