Recent comments by: Bob Phelps

Grain of Truth

Hang on Gregor. NASAA is not the peak body of the Australian organic industry. The Organic Federation of Australia has that role and its certifying affiliates include NASAA.
You also ignore Australian organic Standard (AS6000), agreed to by all governments and the organic industry last year. It sets zero tolerance for GM in organics. The ACCC also has zero tolerance for GM when anyone labels a product GM-free.
As organic labels imply GM-free any trace of GM could mean being sued for false and misleading labelling.
Grain Trade Australia cannot reconcile GM and GM-free over contamination as it is not a disinterested party as members include corporate owners, promoters and backers of GM crop technology. Download the list at: http://www.graintrade.org.au/memb ership
The issues of GM contamination and segregation need airing in some fair and fearless forum. Governments decided that the common law and the courts would be used to decide cases of GM contamination.
So, a better proposal is for the Australian Farmers Fighting Fund to pay for both sides to to be represented in court, to test the merits of this nationally significant issue as the fund's rules propose.
28/05/11 12:22 PM
Gregor: GM trials are fixed for the same reasons as cricket matches. Dollars. Surely you are being ironical when you say: "Let’s go to the independent umpire and see how well the varieties go." All the relevant scientists, officials and public institutions are compromised by their corporate connections, contracts and influence-peddling. For instance, our Premier is a member of the Washington-based Biotechnology Industry Organisation that promotes GM crops on behalf of the US government and companies globally - so rot starts at the top. No-one is independent. With the process you propose, it is a foregone conclusion that GM wheat would be commercialised. With US experience,Scientific American says: "biotech companies have given themselves veto powers over independent research" (A Seedy Practice, August 2009). Nature Biotechnology, October 2009, also asks: "Are the crop industry’s strong-arm tactics and close-fisted attitude to sharing seeds holding back independent research and undermining public acceptance of transgenic crops?" Yes! In a perfect world your proposal for independent, objective and unbiased science is a nice idea but it can't work in the GM context.
12/11/10 01:01 PM

Canberra Comment

Talk to us. Bettles & his anonymous crony can easily find out why there were over 500 Marches Against Monsanto in 57 countries on October 12 that also targeted chem & gene giants Bayer, Syngenta, DuPont/Pioneer, BASF & Dow which, with Monsanto, monopolise global seed and food supplies. This harms us all & our grandkids. E.g. the companies own & control over 70% of the world's commercial seed supply: https://www.msu.edu/~howardp/seed industry.html This cartel works together through cross-licensing to stack their various genes into food crops & push chemicals. We, the 99%, say "NO!!" to them.
13/10/13 04:36 AM

Agribuzz with David Leyonhjelm

Another mad idea like the silly 'food bowl' concept is to mine Australia's scarce farm resources for food exports. https://theconversation.com/to-gr ow-agriculture-in-australia-farme rs-need-to-think-like-miners-2998 8 Instead, make a priority of feeding all Australians well, using our natural assets sustainably so that future generations are also fed well. Industrial farming's main input, oil, is fast depleting so must change. Let's transition to agro-ecological systems asap to rebuild the productive capacity of our land & water resources, to feed ourselves. UNEP's IAASTD report is one model
07/08/14 02:11 AM
We need the re-registration scheme to ensure the safety of the Australian food supply and producers. Flawed & outdated science backs thousands of old toxic pesticide and herbicide licences. The parliament rightly decided that an orderly review of all registered agrichemicals, using modern science to ensure they are safe, is prudent & ethical. Cancelling the plan would condemn more farmers & rural communities to birth defects, behaviour disorders, cancers, disease & death, from chemical-induced disease. Protection is also needed from toxic residues in food. Let the ag chemical reviews begin!!
24/04/14 02:37 AM
Farmer Protection laws could protect all non-GM landholders from GM contamination. A publicly-managed fund, created from levies on all GM seed sales, is fair. Automatic GM compensation payouts could then be made from the fund, for harm from GM contamination. Both GM & non-GM growers would benefit. Before the GM canola bans were lifted, the GM companies and Redman claimed GM segregation could prevent contamination. But now in this case where organic growers are threatened, GM bullies blame the organics industry for its strict zero GM-free standard. Organic shoppers have a right to zero GM!
27/02/14 08:47 AM
The most unfair aspect of this case is that neither farmer owns the seed that caused this bitter dispute. Under the contract of sale, the seed and the harvest remain Monsanto’s property and replanting is prohibited. Though industry agrees GM canola contamination is inevitable, the contract also transfers liability for damage onto the GM grower! Going to court to recover for costs, harm and losses of GM damage is therefore the only remedy, but it wrecks local friendships and may cost one of the farmers his land.
27/02/14 08:47 AM
There is no credible case for commercial GM canola, to be over-sprayed with Roundup weed killer. It would reverse the GM contamination cleanup from the ‘90s, now finished. False promises misled some poppy & dairy farmers about GM benefits for them. GM poppy trial licenses issued in 2001 & 2002 were surrendered without result. GM perennial ryegrass & tall fescue trials in 2008 were basic research, while GM white clover trials in 2004 & 2009 were also basic research, that bore no results. Tasmania has a big competitive advantage to get big benefits from its GM-free Zone. Now, all together …!
13/01/14 05:11 AM
Kangaroo Island Pure Grain growers also reap GM-free premiums from SA's GM-free Zone. With wide support, all political parties will keep all of SA GM-free, at least until the ban is reviewed in September 2019. Good GM-free policies since 2001 in Tas and SA set the scene for bountiful sales of GM-free food based on shopper demand & competitive advantage. They can value-add & market excellent GM-free food products everywhere, anytime. For instance, GM-free labeled foods are the fastest growing segment in North American food retail. GM canola seed and chemical inputs cost a bomb too, so move on!
13/01/14 04:28 AM
As food is traded for profit, not need, we are a food insecure nation. Right now, 2 million citizens are food insecure & 30% of food is wasted. But agriculture can prosper if it prioritises feeding & clothing all Australians with equitable, sustainable, resilient & low input food & farm systems. High input corporate industrial farms, export commodity focused, will not feed us & will fail, with the end of oil & phosphates, depleted soils & scarce water, climate change. We must plan for a swift transition to agro-ecological farming systems, as the UN says: http://tinyurl.com/nqlhqg3
24/12/13 08:51 AM
  GM crop Luddism 28 Comments 28
NSW & Vic canola crop data backs SA's GM-free stance:
1. average GM & non-GM canola yields were similar through 2008-2012.
2. the %age of GM canola in the entire canola crop in Vic & NSW peaked in 2010 & is in decline, as GM is less profitable, GM yields no extra, there are over 50 good non-GM canola seed options now, & many growers 'tried GM but never again'.
3. Birchip Cropping Group 2011 profit analysis of canola in Western Victoria found GM canola ~$150/ha less profitable than non-GM as a result of higher input & management costs. See NSW: http://tinyurl.com/kf46eqf Good onya SA!
21/11/13 04:20 AM
  GM crop Luddism 28 Comments 28
The SA GM crop moratorium was reconfirmed till September 1, 2019, when it will finally expire unless reconfirmed. The ban has existed for marketing reasons since 2003 when the OGTR awarded commercial licences to Monsanto and Bayer for herbicide tolerant GM canola. The ALP, Libs and The Greens have all supported the ban from the beginning as GM canola offers no benefits but would cruel SA's premium food and beverage industries & sacrifice a crucial competitive advantage. The ban should remain & be rigorously enforced at the borders under the Quarantine Act, with GM-free signage posted.
18/11/13 06:08 AM
  GM crop Luddism 28 Comments 28
SA is right to focus on premium clean, green GM-free foods for all. Senator-elect Leyonhjelm (NSW) fudges again. Prof. Jack Heinemann's research found EU GM-free farm yields far outclass the USA's mostly GM crops. http://tinyurl.com/kxrx432 A BCG economic analysis also found a $150 loss for GM canola, compared to non-GM, in Western Victoria in 2011. As yields were similar, GM loss was due to higher input & management costs, & lower prices for GM. Official figures also show yields of GM and non-GM canola in NSW and Vic the same, but GM areas shrinking since 2010. http://tinyurl.com/lqwxrwq
18/11/13 05:42 AM

Agribusiness

Edwards notes GM crops grew in 28 countries on 180 million ha last year, ignoring the 160 countries, 1.4 billion ha & 500 million farmers who remain GM-free. In 2003, OGTR granted Monsanto & Bayer licences to sell commercial herbicide tolerant GM canola seed, so all canola-growing states used their powers under the Gene Technology Act to declare 5 year moratoria, for marketing reasons. We had won the GM-free European canola market from Canada when it began to grow unsegregated GM canola & growers still earn a $40/tonne premium there. States must ensure GM wheat could also be market reviewed.
19/09/16 01:18 PM
GM is a useful research tool. Securely contained GM microbes also make insulin but, unlike GM food, are only used under expert medical supervision to treat individuals. Campaigns to make Europeans eat GM foods failed as governments & companies lost shopper confidence long ago. Officialdom denied infected meat could transmit Mad Cow Disease to humans & dallied over foot and mouth disease control. So risk averse Europeans demand GM-free canola for which Australian farmers earn a $50-70/tonne premium. New GM techniques known as 'genome-editing' must be strictly regulated too. We are not lab rats.
23/03/16 08:01 AM
A vocal minority has the ear of the Premier. But the vast majority of WA growers remain GM-free and can earn a $50/tonne premium this week for canola. Their interests should prevail and not be trashed by a government out of control. The GM Crops Free Areas Act 2003 puts the parliament, not the party or Premier, in charge of decisions about GM and GM-free Zones. That is how democracy should work, so the law ought to remain.
07/03/16 01:12 PM
In the Marsh vs Baxter court case, organic certifiers & growers were ridiculed for having zero tolerance for GM contamination. The WA Government even tried to change the organic standard to allow 0.9% GM contamination. But now we know WA grain handler CBH also sets zero tolerance for GM canola in premium GM-free exports. When GM-free canola is co-mingled & sold as GM, to minimise the risk of GM contamination, all farmers pay for the lost premium of up to $70/tonne. Monsanto can also falsely inflate GM production figures. That's unfair to all producers, the vast majority of whom are GM-free.
10/12/15 06:49 AM
What does the BCA speak for? Watkins advocates solely for foreign profiteers that want to continue exploiting farmers & shoppers. Genetically Manipulated cotton & canola, sprayed with Roundup weedkiller, cannot deliver any benefits as our markets pay premiums for GM-free.
Farms & food that feed all Australians well, far into the future, should feature first in any responsible plan. But Watkins ignores food sovereignty and security.
Coke owns half of the top ten sellers in supermarkets - rotting teeth, obesity & keeping sugar growers sweet is not the 'food' industry that we need or want!
03/12/15 03:14 AM
All crops and cars have a lot of science behind them. But no-one wants to buy a lemon, especially a dangerous one! Let's be clean, green and GM-free on our plates and on the road.
19/09/15 08:32 AM
The PGA's militant promotion of genetically manipulated (GM) canola has alienated growers, most of whom remain GM-free. Monsanto promised end point royalties to share the risks but withdrew, and then escalated the input costs for GM seed and branded Roundup, plus segregation, transport and lower prices affect profitability. The promises of future GM varieties for drought and salt tolerance, higher yields, nitrogen fixation in grains, better nutrition, etc. are just hot air. PGA supports corporate mates to gut CBH, to skim the cream from selling it off and forcing GM down our necks. Not on!
22/12/14 12:25 PM
"... GMOs such as 'super bananas' that produce more vitamin A, and apples that don’t brown when cut, among other novelties." Novelties, indeed! Most GM promises are empty as genetic manipulation techniques are limited. Dr Richards of CSIRO Plant Industry says: "GM technologies are generally only suitable for the single gene traits, not complex multigenic ones.” And Dr Burrow, of the Beef CRC, says: "thousands, of interacting genes control important production traits like growth rate, feed efficiency & meat quality - not the handful that researchers had originally believed.” let's move on!
15/08/14 06:50 AM
Game over, move on! "There has been much talk about (GM) frost & drought resistance but nothing has come of it." Yes, and here's why! Richard Richards, Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO Plant Industry says: “GM technologies are generally only suitable for the single gene traits, not complex multigenic ones.” http://theconversation.edu.au/top -five-myths-about-genetic-modific ation-2664 Dr Burrow, CEO of the former Beef CRC & the Australian Bureau of Resource Sciences agreed. In 30 years, genetic manipulation delivered just Roundup tolerance, Bt insect toxins & some virus resistance. The end!
16/06/14 09:43 AM
Farmer Protection laws could protect all non-GM landholders from GM contamination. A publicly-managed fund, created from levies on all GM seed sales, is fair. Automatic GM compensation payouts could then be made from the fund, for harm from GM contamination. Both GM & non-GM growers would benefit. Before the GM canola bans were lifted, the GM companies and Redman claimed GM segregation could prevent contamination. But now in this case where organic growers are threatened, GM bullies blame the organics industry for its strict zero GM-free standard. Organic shoppers have a right to zero GM!
14/02/14 04:10 AM

Cropping

DPIRD defends pro-GM policies from the Barnett era.
Its GM coexistence guidelines should be mandatory, to help protect non-GM farmers from GM contamination. The EU market's 0.9% threshold was only possible when just 30% of canola was GM.
But Gene Ethics told the Inquiry, past GM contamination ignores future threats from new GM techniques such as CRISPR.
With a tsunami of new GM animals, plants and microbes on farms, a fair, cheap and easy system of no-fault compensation for GM contamination would become essential.
A Compensation Fund, created from a $1/kg levy on all GM seed sold - way to go!
25/04/18 08:21 AM
Smith is wrong. The Act review did not say: “GM crops posed no adverse impact on markets and concluded that State bans were having detrimental, rather than beneficial impacts.” That was the GM industry’s claim.
The review’s findings were: “It is essential that both the Commonwealth and State components of the national legislative scheme for the regulation of activities involving gene technology operate effectively in the State.” And “The State needs to meet its obligation under the Gene Technology Agreement to keep its gene technology laws consistent with the national legislative scheme.”
04/12/15 02:06 AM
Foolish. GM crop laws allow states to create GM & GM-free Zones for market reasons. So all states had GM canola bans from 2003 to 2008. Repeal the Act & farmers will lose their discretion to say ‘no’ to GM crops, even if premium GM-free export markets are lost.
Fair go. Justice McClure's judgement in Marsh vs Baxter said the Marshes should win their claim. She concluded: "I would order that the appeal be allowed, the judgment of Kenneth Martin J dated 28 May 2014 be set aside & in lieu thereof order the respondent (Baxter) to pay damages to the appellants (Marsh) in the sum of $85,000." Yes!
04/12/15 01:20 AM
Yes, Mug. Federal Ag Dept. notes: "When drafting the Gene Technology Act 2000, the legislature considered liability issues associated with GMOs & chose not to implement a specific liability regime for damage caused by GMOs. ... where the activities of one farmer affect a neighbour, recourse is to existing statute and common law." All non-GM growers need a Farmer Protection Fund, created & topped up with a $1/kg levy on all GM seed sales, so automatic payouts are made for economic loss and harm from GM contamination. All farmers would have protection & the GM industry would pay. Fair's fair.
07/10/15 06:47 AM
CropDeath's company members hate a levy on GM seed, so they pay for the GM contamination GM products cause. To avoid conflict, we seek an independent, no-fault GM compensation scheme to automatically pay farmers, landholders and supply chain managers for proven economic loss, extra costs and harm from GM. A small levy on all GM seed sales (say $1/kg) would back the Farmer Protection Fund from which claimants are paid. Proving loss in a no-fault scheme would be conflict-free. But suing, insurance or billing the seed owners are all impractical. And mandate the GM crop management guidelines.
15/03/18 12:11 PM
CBH and the EU have zero tolerance for any genetically manipulated (GM) canola in GM-free canola shipments to Europe. That valuable market has paid a premium for GM-free since 2006, and the Oilseeds Federation says growers earned an extra $375 million, at an average premium of $25/tonne (now min. $40/tonne). This market is also at risk from growers fudging what they can and cannot deliver as GM-free. Just one GM contamination event could see that valuable market lost. If the responsible grower were found, the CBH contract requires that she/he would pay for the loss, big time.
09/09/16 02:19 PM
Over 80% of WA grain growers are GM-free, & GM canola seed sales fell 10% this year. Strong demand & premium prices signal that customers want GM-free canola, so CBH has zero tolerance for any GM contamination. Farmer Protection laws are needed, to collect a levy on GM seed sales to fund automatic compensation for anyone suffering economic loss. Under OGTR & Monsanto licences, to delay weed resistance, GM seed buyers must guarantee they have no: weed resistance or excessive weeds on-farm and will not repeatedly use Roundup. Yet compliance is not enforced. WA is engaged in genetic roulette.
16/07/16 04:26 PM
This deal would leave just four mega global companies in control of commercial seed and chemical supplies, and the world's industrial food supply. Bayer/Monsanto; ChemChina/Syngenta; Dow/Dupont; and BASF already cooperate and cross-license their products so we all fill their coffers. Governments have put a cartel in control our biggest and most critical life support systems. With oil and phosphates deleting fast, we need new ways to feed this and all future generations well. Let's begin the transition to ecological agriculture, to replace the broken industrial broad-acre model.
05/06/16 03:58 AM
Good on the GM-Free Farmers, voice of over 95% of Australia's 134,000 farmers who remain GM-free. Our national system of GM regulation is based on an Intergovernment Agreement signed in 2001 that is still in force. The deal says all states & territories retain the right to create GM and GM-free Zones for marketing reasons. So even without the GM Crops Free Areas Act 2003, future WA governments could still declare GM-free Zones over all or part of the state. Two good reasons for GM-free are markets for GM-free canola to Europe at a $60/tonne premium and GM-free hay into Japan. What next?
04/06/16 05:23 AM
The WA government & pro-GM lobbyists imagine that: "by repealing the moratorium act (GM Crops Free Areas Act 2003), the Government would create certainty regarding the state’s ongoing position." But under the national uniform system of GM regulation, all state & territory governments signed an Intergovernment Agreement in 2001 that still applies. Under the deal, states & territories retain the right to create GM and GM-free Zones for marketing reasons. Even without the Act, future governments can still declare GM-free Zones. Gene Ethics is a GM-free advocacy network, not an "anti-GM group".
04/06/16 04:43 AM

General

Genetically Manipulated (GM) canola is no go for most WA farmers, as well as shoppers, so the GM seed planted in WA has peaked and is headed South.
So-called 'science' or a social license will sell no-one on dud GM seed that costs more, can't be saved, yields the same, must be segregated, is transported further, is harder to market, and is discounted by up to $50/tonne vs non-GM varieties.
As a Roundup tolerant crop, GM canola also has the dark cloud of toxic glyphosate hanging over it.
CBH may also soon have a canola segregation with zero tolerance for any glyphosate residues, like barley.
16/09/18 03:57 AM
GM crops are a dud.
They are stalled, with GM seed markets saturated, and failure to deliver on most promises – drought & salt tolerance, nitrogen fixing in grains, feed the world, etc. In 2017, 99% of GM acreage was 4 crops – soy, corn, cotton and canola - with 2 traits – Roundup tolerance & Bt insect toxins.
Monsanto launched these in 1996!
Just 24 countries planted some biotech crops, down from 28, and 17 million of the world’s 500 million farmers grew GM – down from 18 million.
Only 5 countries – USA; Brazil; Argentina; Canada and India (cotton only) grew over 91% of all GM crops. Failed.
09/07/18 02:29 PM
Campaigns to make European shoppers accept GM foods failed as governments & chemical companies lost shopper confidence by denying infected meat could transmit Mad Cow Disease to humans & dallying over foot and mouth disease. European demand for GM-free canola is so strong that our farmers earn $50-70/tonne more for their exports than GM. Europe has the best regulations & labelling of GM foods. Australians deserve tough laws, & labelling of all GM foods, but our food regulator (FSANZ) fails us. No-one wants to be in an uncontrolled, population-wide food experiment with uncertain outcomes.
27/03/16 06:03 AM
Swinburne Uni finds shopper acceptance of Genetically Manipulated (GM) foods is low, with GM meat 'comfort' behind nuclear power. So-called genome-editing is only in labs & its food products would be no more acceptable than those made using cut-and-paste GM techniques, especially if they are unregulated (as OGTR intends) & their products are unlabelled (as FSANZ intends). With no history of safe use in the food supply or the environment, people will rightly say: 'if companies don't label their risky new GM products, what do they have to hide? We will not buy or eat them!' Shoppers' $s win.
01/03/16 04:51 AM
This inquiry is justified as WA Court of Appeal Chief Judge McClure backed Marsh's claim for $85,000 compensation, but voted down 2 to 1. She found Marsh's certifier had to decertify his land as the organic standard required. Baxter's windrowed GM canola blew onto Marsh's land scattering millions of seeds, yet Marsh had spoken and written to him, and put signs at his boundary. The warnings were all ignored. A no-fault Farmer Protection Fund, with small levies on each kilo of GM seed sold, would fairly compensate affected landholders, reducing community conflict and ensuring fairness.
04/02/18 12:33 PM
This inquiry is justified as WA Court of Appeal Chief Judge McClure backed Marsh's claim for $85,000 compensation, but voted down 2 to 1. She found Marsh's certifier had to decertify his land as the organic standard required. Baxter's windrowed GM canola blew onto Marsh's land scattering millions of seeds, yet Marsh had spoken and written to him, and put signs at his boundary. The warnings were all ignored. A no-fault Farmer Protection Fund, with small levies on each kilo of GM seed sold, would fairly compensate affected landholders, reducing community conflict and ensuring fairness.
04/02/18 12:31 PM
This inquiry looks at laws & markets, not science. Yet CropDeath bleats that GM-free advocates got the science wrong! SA, Tas & ACT ban GM canola as it would cruel their primary produce markets. In SA, alfalfa seed growers, wine makers, grain millers, & organic certifiers want GM-free, while Tas salmon & beef producers do too. All political parties in the 3 states back GM-free. A global online GM Contamination Register shows GM coexistence is a furphy, with 396 GM contamination cases listed. CropWatch shows Oz GM contamination events. GM-free canola earns a $40/tone premium so it's a winner.
30/08/16 12:58 PM
  GM challenge 2 Comments 2
The Minister of Ag can use WA's Gene Technology Act 2006 to manage GM & GM-free crops for market reasons.
As >90% of WA conventional & organic farmers are GM-free, GM contamination threatens their premium GM-free European & local markets (worth $40/tonne for GM-free) that have zero tolerance for any GM.
Weak Dept of Ag segregation guidelines should be enacted in strong laws & a Farmer Protection Fund set up.
The fund would be financed from a levy of $1/kg on all GM seed sold, so farmers who suffer GM contamination & financial loss can apply for automatic compensation, without going to court.
20/04/17 06:38 AM
Billions of farmers and shoppers remain GM-free without sharing the values that CSIRO PR man Craig Cormick suggests. He also insists that GM crops are safe. Even if they were, he ignores their negative environmental, social, ethical and economic impacts. More fairy tales from a short story fiction writer.
16/06/16 03:56 PM
Over 550 million farmers, in 160 countries, grew GM-free plants on 3 billion acres last year. But just 18 million growers in 28 countries grew 444 million acres of GM crops. GM soy, corn, canola, cotton and sugarbeet yield no more than other varieties so GM foods are no cure-all for world hunger. Over 90% of GM crops tolerate being sprayed with Roundup weed killer’s active ingredient glyphosate. But in 2015, the WHO’s expert IARC committee concluded glyphosate is a ‘probable human carcinogen’, with unprotected users most at risk of harm. Let’s move on to agro-ecological systems now.
19/04/16 12:37 PM

Horticulture

They claim Genetically Manipulated spuds may: "reduce the amounts of a potentially harmful" chemical, acrylamide, maybe created in potatoes fried at over 120C. But the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) says: "Scientists do not yet know with any certainty whether the levels of acrylamide typically found in some foods pose a health risk for humans." If acrylamide were a proven threat, wouldn't our food regulator (FSANZ) already ban french fries & chips or require the safer cooking methods that NCI recommends? Choice: the risks of radical RNAi or safer cooking habits. No contest, as GM loses.
10/11/14 10:38 AM
Nuking 'fresh' fruits and vegetables impacts their nutritional value and safety! Yet FSANZ allows irradiation of tomato; capsicum; bread fruit; carambola; custard apple; longan; litchi; mango; mangosteen; paw paw; papaya; persimmon; rambutan; & there are 18 more in the pipeline.
Our governments have decided that labelling, now required, will end next year. Unlabelled, you can’t see, smell, or taste ‘irradiated’ foods and they have little history of safe use.
Please read more at: www.foodirradiationwatch.org
31/07/13 06:40 AM
Monsanto’s GM soy, corn, canola and cotton with Roundup weed killer tolerance & Bt insect toxins were launched in 1996. GM sugarbeet in 2010. GM papaya is also in Hawaii but nowhere else. Over 90% are Monsanto varieties and over 90% are grown in just 5 countries in the Americas, mostly for animal feed and biofuels. Monsanto is now the biggest seed company with 27% share of commercial seeds globally but there appear to be no GM fruits or veges in its pipeline. GM techniques are a miserable failure, only able to cut and paste single gene traits. It's time to move on!
04/06/13 02:26 AM

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