Let's keep our regions GM-free

Let's keep our regions GM-free

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Several South Australian councils will apply to the state government, to restore their GM-free crop zones, with the support of their local communities. These include councils in the Fleurieu Peninsula, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Barossa and other regions.

These are democratic decisions - unlike the state government’s lifting of the GM crop moratorium earlier this year. They reflect the needs and wishes of local farmers, food and beverage businesses, and the community – to benefit from the growing global demand for non-GM food products.

Several South Australian councils will apply to the state government, to restore their GM-free crop zones, with the support of their local communities. These include councils in the Fleurieu Peninsula, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Barossa and other regions.

These are democratic decisions - unlike the state government’s lifting of the GM crop moratorium earlier this year. They reflect the needs and wishes of local farmers, food and beverage businesses, and the community – to benefit from the growing global demand for non-GM food products.

Tell David Basham to respect local communities

The Minister for Primary Industries, David Basham, has the final say on whether councils can declare their regions GM-free, but he has said he supports the lifting of the GM crop moratorium!

Please contact him. Ask him to respect the democratic process that delegated councils to consult with their communities, and to approve all applications from councils to declare their regions GM-free.

You can use the form below or contact him directly at: 8226 2931, [email protected]

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