Genetically Modified (GM) Crop moratorium

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The South Australian Government has passed legislation to lift the freeze on Genetically Modified (GM) crops and allow GM crops to be grown on mainland South Australia under changes to the Genetically Modified Crops Management Act 2004.

While the freeze will remain in place indefinitely on Kangaroo Island, mainland SA councils were provided the opportunity to apply to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development to retain a GM free status.

Council sought feedback from our community, primary producers and food processors/manufacturers, about the impact of GM crops in our region, and what level of support there was to remain GM crop free.

Based upon this feedback Council submitted an application to be considered to remain a 'Non-GM crop area', however on 2 November 2020 it was announced that no council area would be declared as Non-GM crop areas under the Act with all commercially approved GM food crops being permitted to be grown on the South Australian mainland.

Further information is available at pir.sa.gov.au

The South Australian Government has passed legislation to lift the freeze on Genetically Modified (GM) crops and allow GM crops to be grown on mainland South Australia under changes to the Genetically Modified Crops Management Act 2004.

While the freeze will remain in place indefinitely on Kangaroo Island, mainland SA councils were provided the opportunity to apply to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development to retain a GM free status.

Council sought feedback from our community, primary producers and food processors/manufacturers, about the impact of GM crops in our region, and what level of support there was to remain GM crop free.

Based upon this feedback Council submitted an application to be considered to remain a 'Non-GM crop area', however on 2 November 2020 it was announced that no council area would be declared as Non-GM crop areas under the Act with all commercially approved GM food crops being permitted to be grown on the South Australian mainland.

Further information is available at pir.sa.gov.au

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