Current Press Releases

Ministers to discuss GM animal deregulation

20 March 2019

If State and Federal Agriculture Ministers agree to Gene Technology Regulation changes, Australia would be the first country in the world to deregulate GM animals. The Federal Government backs deregulating a whole class of new GM CRISPR processes and products - Site Directed Nucleases 1 (SDN-1) - used to modify animals, plants, microbes and humans.

US jury finds Roundup caused cancer: call for Australian review

20 March 2019

A jury in San Francisco has found Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide played a big part in triggering Edwin Hardeman's non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). Gene Ethics calls on the Australian farm chemical regulator (APVMA) for a formal safety review of Roundup herbicide and glyphosate its 'active' ingredient.


Scientists seek halt on human gene editing

20 March 2019

Experts question the safety of new CRISPR gene editing methods and their living products. They question safety and call for a global moratorium on heritable human gene manipulations. In the journal Nature they say, “the risk of failing to make the desired change or of introducing unintended mutations (offtarget effects) is still unacceptably high.”

SA government pro-GM crop report is rigged

22 February 2019

The South Australian government seeks to upstage a Parliamentary Select Committee review of the state's GM-free status that is still taking evidence in open forums. The state's parliament and people already agreed that the Genetically Manipulated (GM) Food Crop Ban should run until 2025. That should not change.


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