The South Australian Government and Opposition have announced that they’ll both extend a moratorium on growing any genetically modified crops in South Australia in the lead-up to the state election in March 2014.
However, the main grain growing group in South Australia disagrees, and wants to see GM crops allowed into the state.
Darren Arney, from Grain Producers SA, says that growers should have the right the choose what they grow, and he’s questioned whether there’s a price premium available to canola growers.
Meanwhile, Kangaroo Island Pure Grain managing director Duncan MacGillivray supports the GM moratorium, saying that being able to show GM-free status is proving to be a strong selling point to markets like the EU.
(Source – http://www.blackseagrain.net/novosti/south-australia-growers-divided-on-gm-crops)