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 supply.

We’d like to uphold a moratorium on growing commercial crops of genetically modified organisms because of the risk of spreading genetically modified organisms and altering native flora and fauna or threatening native species, the patenting and commercial control of life forms and the impact on the lucrative and clean green image of the organic grower industry.

We’d also like food containing GMO’s to be labelled clearly so that people have a choice about eating GMO’s.

We support organisations declaring that they will not use products which contain Genetically Modified ingredients.

We encourage local governments in the city and in regional Western Australia to declare their boundaries to be GMO-free zones.

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. Genetic engineering offers the potential for enormous good and enormous harm and therefore should be treated with caution.

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Stop GM Crops posts...

28/05/14 Landmark GMO case finally to receive judgment
17/02/12 Everything you need to know about GM foods
09/02/12 GM crops: The Canadian experience
30/11/11 Genetically modified canola - contamination - Cunderdin
25/11/11 Government dodges issue of GM contamination
25/11/11 Gene Technology Act reviewed extended
11/11/11 Hail storm unleashes more genetically modified canola contamination - highlights need for farmer protection legislation
10/11/11 GM canola contamination - Cunderdin
20/09/11 Rogue GM canola plants likely to be ‘tip of the iceberg’
11/08/11 GM canola spillage
10/08/11 GM canola spill risks export markets
08/07/11 Genetically modified wheat trials should be banned
29/06/11 GM canola unsellable
23/06/11 Genetically modified food - honey and canola
23/06/11 Genetically modified canola - moratorium
07/06/11 Sustainable Agriculture: Greens (WA) Policy
26/05/11 Media release: Major grain traders reject GM canola
19/05/11 Genetically modified crops - sensitive sites
07/04/11 Genetically modified wheat funding
05/04/11 Genetically modified alfafa - WA production
22/03/11 Lynn’s speech, Food Alert Forum
17/03/11 Genetically modified canola
09/03/11 Stop GM Crops
09/03/11 Trust Organic Festival
21/02/11 Genetically modified canola - contamination of crops
16/12/10 Organic farm loses certification after GM crop invasion
06/12/10 GM labelling recommendations must be publicly released - Greens
27/10/10 Genetically Modified Foods and Our Food Future
26/10/10 GM Food Petition in WA
11/10/10 Baby formula not properly labelled
24/09/10 Minister for Agriculture and Food- Visit to North America
24/09/10 Minister for Agriculture and Food- North American Visit
21/09/10 GM Disallowance Motion Speech
21/09/10 Genetically Modified Crops- Economic Impact Assessment
21/09/10 Genetically Modified Crops- Health Concerns
16/08/10 GM Food Labelling Committee — Public Consultation
26/07/10 Trans pacific Free Trade Agreement- GE food labelling in Western Australia
24/05/10 Lynn MacLaren Argues Against Growing GM Crops in WA
21/02/10 GMO Rally Sets Minister Redman Running
11/02/10 India Rejects GMO