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Australian study backs GM (genetically modified) crops

Australian Agriculture Minister Peter McGuaran has urged state governments to lift their moratoriums on genetically modified crops. An independent report on GM canola, which was commissioned by the government, "adds further weight to the argument that state governments should immediately lift their moratoriums on GM crops so that Australian farmers can have access to the benefits of this technology", Mr McGauran says. "With reviews of the moratoriums under way in four states, Australian farmers will potentially start growing GM canola from 2008," he adds.



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