GMOs

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 »

Genetic modification: Greens (WA) policy

The Greens (WA) oppose plant and transgenic animal genetic engineering and the release into the environment of genetically engineered micro-organisms, because of the failure of the genetic engineering industry to demonstrate that it is operating safely and ethically in these areas. Read more »

Media release: Major grain traders reject GM canola

WA Greens spokesperson on GMOs Lynn MacLaren has accused WA’s Agriculture Minister of jeopardising valuable export markets by allowing the commercial growing of genetically modified (GM) canola in the state, now that major grain traders are rejecting the product.

Hon. Lynn MacLaren MLC said “Two of Australia’s biggest grain traders – Elders-Toepfer and Glencore Grain - have said they are not currently taking GM canola because European markets don’t want it.” Read more »

Genetically modified crops - sensitive sites

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[COUNCIL — Thursday, 19 May 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Robyn McSweeney

GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS — SENSITIVE SITES

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

I refer to the WA Department of Agriculture and Food’s sensitive sites register. Read more »

Genetically modified wheat funding

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[COUNCIL — Wednesday, 6 April 2011]
Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Robyn McSweeney

GENETICALLY MODIFIED WHEAT — FUNDING

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

I refer to the Premier’s recent statement that he did not support genetically modified wheat. Read more »

Genetically modified alfafa - WA production

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[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 5 April 2011]
Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Robyn McSweeney

GENETICALLY MODIFIED ALFALFA — WA PRODUCTION

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

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

GENETICALLY MODIFIED CANOLA

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

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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