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 Ouw.... NOW IT'S PERSONAL!! SAY NO TO GM FOODS!
Map 'reveals GM canola farms' in WA

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 ยป 11:13pm

An online map has been released identifying farmers who are growing genetically modified canola across Western Australia. :flame :flame :headbang :fu :fu :fu :fu :fu :fu

The map's creator, the anti-GM lobby group Gene Ethics, said the map would enable farmers growing non-GM canola to protect their crops from contamination. :dunno :hmm

The online map pinpoints 14 farmers who have publicly said they were growing or intended to grow GM canola this year. :cops :nooo

Gene Ethics executive director Bob Phelps said the map would accurately reflect the location of GM farms, something he claims the government vowed to do but never delivered.

Mr Phelps said Agriculture Minister Terry Redman had told state parliament the government would set up their own map which would identify GM growers.

'But the map shows only the shires where GM canola is grown,' he said.

'This minimal information is useless to farmers and others. Redman lulled the public and is doubting colleagues into a false sense of security by promising openness then refusing to deliver.'

But Mr Redman defended the government's map saying it outlines the number of growers per shire and the hectares planted in each.

He said more specific locations had not been given due to privacy issues.

'However the maps provide a good indication of whether there are any GM canola growers in your shire and if so, how many,' he said.

Mr Redman said those growing GM canola have been asked to notify their neighbour.

He said this season there are 317 farmers growing GM canola, covering more than 72,000 hectares accounting for about one per cent of the estimated total cereal cropping area in WA for 2010.

Yeah See Australian's grow 1 set of BAT-LIKE WINGS and a TAIL! :headbang :censor :censor Although that could be seen as an advantage :crazy

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