Current Press Releases

Tougher GM laws needed now 18-7-17

20 July 2017

Widespread non-compliance with the Office of Gene Technology Regulator's safety rules and licenses has been confirmed. They are a siren alert for tough, proactive action. The OGTR is now assessing options to deregulate new GM techniques (CRISPR; Talen; ZFN; RNAi).
The Gene Technology Act 2000 clearly mandates that all
new GM techniques must be assessed, regulated and licensed under
the OGTR's national regime. The Precautionary Principle enshrined in the Act should also apply.

Media Release: GM crops stalled in 2016

12 May 2017

Genetically Manipulated (GM) crops grew on less than 13% of global cropland in 2016. Two countries that grew GM in 2015 planted none in 2016, reducing GM countries to 26. And around 90% of all GM crops are grown in eight North and South American countries, fo it is far from a global industry.


Bright prospects for SA GM-free food and beverages

28 September 2016

Report finds strong evidence of present and potential demand
for South Australia's GM-free food and beverages.

Biohacking: amateur risk takers tinker with life

19 August 2016

US biohacker Ellen Jorgensen is touring the country to encourage members of the public to genetically modify microbes.


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