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The truth about genetically modified food

Genetic modification is creeping into our crops. IT’S accused of causing cancer, destroying the environment and storing up devastating health risks for our children. Genetically modified food is a source of great controversy, yet most of us are eating it every day. If you cook with canola oil, snack on biscuits and chocolates, drink soy […]

September 7th, 2015
Topic: FOOD DRINK, GM & RADIATION, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS Tags: , , ,

CSIRO & GENETICALLY MODIFIED WHEAT TRIALS

Details of CSIRO modified wheat trial to stay secret BY BIANCA HALL 04 Jul, 2011 06:44 AM Australia’s peak science body has refused to issue details about its plans to conduct human trials of genetically modified wheat in the ACT.The territory is home to a 1ha crop of genetically modified wheat planted and maintained under […]

July 5th, 2011
Topic: GM & RADIATION, GRASSES LEGUMES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, TREATMENTS Tags: , , , , ,

COTTON GROWING AND THE GM QUESTION

GM fate hangs in the balance By BRAD PFEFFER, Australian Cotton Outlook Edition 325, 4/04/2008 9:12:14 AM THE future direction of Australian agriculture rests on the shoulders of a small group of canola growers this winter. With southern states opening the door slightly to what will be a reasonably small area of genetically modified canola […]

March 27th, 2011
Topic: AGRICULTURE, COTTON, GM & RADIATION Tags: , , ,

GM CANOLA CROP CAUSE OF MAJOR COURT ACTION BY FARMERS

Cereal crop contaminated by Genetically Modified Canola December 24, 2010 More than half of a WA cereal farmer’s crop has lost its organic certification due to contamination from a neighbouring GM canola crop. An organic cereal farmer in Western Australia may consider suing for compensation after receiving confirmation his crops have been contaminated by genetically […]

December 27th, 2010
Topic: GM & RADIATION, LAW POLICE CRIME, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS Tags: , , , , ,

GENETICALLY MODIFIED NURSERY PLANTS ARE NOT AN OPTION

GM & NURSERY PLANTS ARE A NO GO A feasibility study to determine if low dose gamma irradiation could be used as an interstate quarantine treatment for nursery plants has now been completed. The study found that phytotoxic effects (growth inhibition and tissue damage) of 20 commonly shipped plant species exposed to two doses of […]

November 17th, 2010
Topic: AGRICULTURE, GM & RADIATION, HORTICULTURE NURSERIES Tags: , , , ,