GMOs

GM canola - effect on beekeepers

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[COUNCIL — Thursday, 22 September 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Robyn McSweeney

GENETICALLY MODIFIED CANOLA — EFFECT ON BEEKEEPERS

811. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Agriculture and Food: Read more »

Genetically modified canola

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[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 20 September 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Robyn McSweeney

GENETICALLY MODIFIED CANOLA

776. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Agriculture and Food: Read more »

Rogue GM canola plants likely to be ‘tip of the iceberg’

Rogue genetically modified (GM) canola plants found in the Esperance region by a Conservation Council of WA (CCWA) ‘ citizen science’ survey probably represent “the tip of the iceberg” warned WA Greens spokesperson on GMOs, Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC today.

Ms MacLaren says “this study found canola growing along the main roads throughout the Esperance region. The chances are that rogue GM canola plants are already growing along roadsides all over the wheatbelt, posing a very real contamination threat for non-GM farmers.” Read more »

GM canola spillage

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[COUNCIL — Thursday, 11 August 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Robyn McSweeney

GENETICALLY MODIFIED CANOLA — SPILLAGE

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GM canola spill risks export markets

The WA Greens spokesperson on GMOs, Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC, is calling for the reinstatement of the genetically modified (GM) canola moratorium after 15 tonnes of GM canola spilt from a truck on the Albany Highway near Williams, just 500 metres from a non-GM canola farm.

Hon Lynn MacLaren said “This incident is yet another demonstration that Agriculture Minister Terry Redman’s GM canola experiment has failed. Our markets don’t want it and are now being jeopardised by GM contamination.” Read more »

Genetically modified canola - 2010 audit report

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[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 9 August 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Robyn McSweeney

GENETICALLY MODIFIED CANOLA — 2010 AUDIT REPORT

Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Child Protection representing the Minister for Agriculture and
Food

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Organic farming research

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[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 9 August 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Robyn McSweeney

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD — ORGANIC FARMING RESEARCH

Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Child Protection representing the Minister for Agriculture and
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Genetically modified wheat trials should be banned

Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC, the WA Greens spokesperson on GMOs, is calling for a ban on genetically modified (GM) wheat trials in Western Australia because of the risks posed to Western Australia’s wheat market. The call follows the release yesterday of a Greenpeace report Australia’s wheat scandal: The biotech takeover of our daily bread  which highlights the contamination risk posed by the trials.

“There have been numerous contamination incidents associated with GM crop trials, such as the ‘low-risk’ GM rice trial that Bayer conducted in the US which resulted in widespread contamination and cost the US rice industry $1.2 billion, ” said Ms MacLaren. Read more »

GM canola unsellable

The WA Agriculture Minister has admitted in Parliament that none of the genetically modified (GM) canola grown in Western Australia last year has been sold, sparking renewed calls for an inquiry into the lifting of the moratorium on GM canola from Greens spokesperson on GMOs Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC.

Ms MacLaren says “When lifting the moratorium, Agriculture Minister Terry Redman claimed that the introduction of GM canola would have no impacts on markets – this revelation raises serious questions about that claim. Farmers should be asking why they weren’t told that there was a danger their canola couldn’t be sold before the current growing season, so they could make an informed decision about whether to plant GM canola or not.” Read more »

Genetically modified food - honey and canola

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[COUNCIL — Thursday, 23 June 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Peter Collier

GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD — HONEY AND CANOLA

Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Agriculture and Food: Read more »