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On the opening day of a trial that is the first of its kind in the world, Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren encouraged all Australians to support organic farmer Steve Marsh, who has lost organic certification on 70% of his land due to contamination from a neighbour’s GM canola.

“Mr Marsh is fighting for choice, he is fighting for Western Australian farmers to grow organic crops for a lucrative market without concerns about uncontrollable contamination. This choice filters down to consumers that want the option of an organic alternative to GM - this concerns us all,” Ms MacLaren said.

“When the Barnett State Government lifted a ban in 2010 for the commercial cultivation of GM canola, I predicted that it would damage the livelihood of non-GM farmers. In Parliament in 2009 I moved to disallow the Government’s GM crop order, I campaigned relentlessly with my constituents at anti-GMO rallies and in the chamber,” she said.

“Now we are facing the reality we all feared. The cross contamination occurred the same year the ban was lifted, four years on Steve Marsh is facing a costly and exhausting court battle with his neighbour.”

“The State Government provided no protection for farmers like Steve when it opened the gate to GMO crops. I have argued for better farmer protection laws so that folks like Steve don’t face this expensive ordeal in court.”

“I am sure Mr Marsh did not want a court case with his neighbour, however with Monsanto repeatedly refusing to pay compensation for cross-contamination, the WA farmers have no choice but to build a civil legal case against one another.”

“Whether it is identified that Mr Marsh or neighbouring farmer Michael Baxter are responsible, this case will set precedent for the rest of the world on who is answerable for contaminated crops.”

The WA Greens will continue to campaign to keep commercially cultivated GM crops of out Western Australia. Their main concerns are the altering of native flora and fauna or threatening native animals, the patenting and commercial control of life forms and the impact on the lucrative and clean green image of the organic grower industry.


Be Gas Safe Over The Summer Holidays

December 15th 2013 02:12
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Gas bottle explosion at Bundaberg
People are being warned to treat gas appliances with due respect over the summer holidays to avoid putting themselves and their families at risk of asphyxiation, explosive injuries or fire.

Minister for Natural Resources Andrew Cripps said people should always check the safety of portable gas cylinders and appliances for any obvious damage before using them

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More Fishing License Buybacks

December 15th 2013 01:11
commercial fishing net buyback scheme barramundi
Queensland’s fishing industry is becoming more sustainable, with $1.39 million in commercial netting authorities being surrendered in the latest round of the Newman Government’s East Coast Inshore Net Fishery buyback scheme.

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry John McVeigh said the Newman Government is working with our commercial fishers to create a thriving but sustainable future

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Aussie Mandarin Exports Growing In Asia

December 13th 2013 00:56
Export Australian fresh fruit mandarins Thailand
Photo Credit QLD DAFF
Australian mandarins are gaining a growing reputation in the markets of Asia, boosting the national economy. More than 70 per cent of Australia’s mandarins are grown in Queensland and most of the crop is consumed domestically.

Queensland’s Minister for Agriculture, John McVeigh said a recent trade mission to China and Thailand promoting our produce was already paying off for citrus farmers

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Thai Chicken Kebabs Recalled From Aldi

October 17th 2013 02:56
Inghams Thai Chick breast kebabs turkey
Photo credit FSANZ
Inghams Enterprises has recalled its Thai Style Chicken Breast Kebabs from Aldi Stores in Victoria only, due to the presence of the undeclared allergens soy and sulphite.

Any consumers who have a soy and/or sulphite allergy or intolerance should avoid this product and may have a reaction if the product is consumed

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Great Barrier Reef gold spot Grouper
The Cairns Northern Fisheries Centre will supply tropical marine finfish to the lucrative Asian live fish trade following the successful signing of a long-term investor.

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry John McVeigh said the agreement followed extensive research on tropical marine finfish, and many months of negotiation with various parties by DAFF

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Coffee Infused Beer Wins Gold Medal

September 21st 2013 05:04
coffee infused beer Black Giraffe medal
Photo credit Burleigh Brewing Co
Burleigh Brewing Co has won the gold medal for their unique coffee infused beer, ‘Black Giraffe’, in the flavoured lager category at the World Beer Championships in Chicago.

The judges tasted the brew on September the 9th and described Black Giraffe thus. “Opaque brown black color. Dense aromas of fresh coffee, barnyard hay and mud, cocoa, dark roasted chestnuts with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a rich roasted grain, dried cherry, pumpernickel, coffee soufflé and peppered greens accented finish. Excellent complexity and balance

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Costa Concordia Captain Starts New Job

September 17th 2013 06:17
Former Italian Cruise ship captain Francesco Schettino began his new job as a bus driver yesterday...

Costa Concordia capsized bus Schettino salvage

Indigenous Banana Farm Bears Fruit

September 17th 2013 05:04
Australian bananas North Queensland indigenous farm
Queensland’s Indigenous Affairs Minister Glen Elmes has congratulated Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council on the first harvest for its banana farm.

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Rally Australia Coffs Harbour Renault Honda
Photo credit Bam Media
Eli Evans and Glen Weston have clinched the Australian Rally Championship in their Honda Jazz, with victory at Coffs Harbour. The Mazda2 of Reeves and Smyth ran a close second, finishing 16.1 seconds later.

It is Evans 11th straight win, securing the drivers title with one round to go. It was the best result of the year for Brendan Reeves and his co-driver, sister Rhiannon Smyth

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