Ten years of genetically modified crops | The Weekly Times

    21 March 2018

    The victory by the Liberal Party in the South Australian election, may lead to a new era of choice for that state’s farmers.

    Last year the Liberal Party committed to a review of a moratorium on growing genetically modified crops if it should win.

    If it lifts the ban, Tasmania would be the last remaining grain growing state where GM crop can’t be grown. A four-year ban was lifted in Victoria in November 2007, paving the way for the first crops to be grown in 2008.

    Grain Growers chief executive David McKeon said it was important to look at the facts behind the issue of GM crops.