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Australian farmer free to plant GM canola

An Australian farming group has welcomed the decision by the Australian Supreme Court to refuse to grant an injunction preventing a farmer from planting genetically modified canola. The Western Australian farmer, Mike Baxter, was sued by his neighbour, Steve Marsh, an organic crop grower whose crop was contaminated with GM material. "Even though Mr Baxter has been awarded costs by the Court, no compensation will be sufficient to defray the anxiety and stress that has occurred over a long period of time because of the simple act of growing a safe, legal and approved crop," says Pastoralists and Grazier's Association Western Grain Growers chairman Jon Snooke.

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