Stop GM Crops

Lynn’s speech, Food Alert Forum

Put simply, the Greens want to keep Western Australia free from genetically modified (GM) crops in our ecosystems and food supply. We oppose the release of GM crops into the environment, because of the failure of the genetic engineering industry to demonstrate that it is operating safely and ethically.

We’d like a moratorium on growing GM crops and would also like food containing GM ingredients to be clearly labelled to protect consumer choice.

There has yet to be an informed public debate in Australia about GM crops. Our industry and regulators have framed the issue as one for experts. Unless you have a PhD in genetic engineering you are not entitled to have a view on the subject. Nothing could be further from the truth. Anyone that eats – which I reckon is just about all of us - should be entitled to have a say about what goes into our food. Read more »

Genetically modified canola

Extract from Hansard
[COUNCIL — Thursday, 17 March 2011]
Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Robyn McSweeney


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Stop GM Crops

"People will have [GM] Roundup Ready soya whether they like it or not." - Monsanto spokesperson, Ann Foster

Simply put, we want to keep Western Australia free from genetically modified organisms in our ecosystems and food

Trust Organic Festival

Apr 2 2011 09:00

Subiaco Farmers Market, Subiaco Primary School, Bagot Road, Subiaco

April 2nd, 2011, 9am - 1pm

Come and see what Organic and Biodynamic is all about! Lynn will be taking part in the panel discussion about genetically modified (GM) crops.

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Genetically modified canola - contamination of crops

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[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 15 February 2011]

Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Robyn McSweeney


Organic farm loses certification after GM crop invasion

WA Greens spokesperson for Food and GMO, Lynn MacLaren MLC, has challenged Minister Terry Redman to come clean on the real impacts of growing GM crops in WA.

The call comes in response to news that a Kojonup organic farmer has lost his certification due to a neighbour's GM canola crop.

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GM labelling recommendations must be publicly released - Greens

The Australian Greens say many people don't realise they are buying GM products in stores and supermarkets, with current labelling loopholes making it practically impossible for them to be avoided.

Senator Rachel Siewert, Greens Health spokesperson says the recommendations of the Independent Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy should be made public upon their presentation to the Australian New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council meeting in Adelaide today, ahead of a COAG decision on food labelling, which is due in February.

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Genetically Modified Foods and Our Food Future

Dec 7 2010 13:00
Dec 7 2010 15:00

"Genetically Modified Foods and Our Food Future".

For those who missed the first presentation in September, this is a repeat of the Food Inc documentary and presentation, which includes Michelle and Geoff's own discoveries about GM foods and factory farming. Read more »

GM Food Petition in WA

Extract from Hansard
[COUNCIL - Wednesday, 20 October 2010]
Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Ken Travers; Hon Norman Moore; Hon Ed Dermer

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Minister for Agriculture and Food- Visit to North America

Question Without Notice No.