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Australia New bill introduced to lift genetically modified farming ban in SA

04:40  03 december  2019
04:40  03 december  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

SA in second move to lift GM crops ban

  SA in second move to lift GM crops ban The South Australian government is trying for a second time to lift a ban on genetically modified crops on the SA mainland.The government recently introduced regulations to lift the ban from December, but they were disallowed by parliament last week.

The South Australian government has introduced a bill to lift a ban on genetically modified farming across the state’s mainland. The government announced in August its plan to lift a moratorium on genetically modified farming before the end of the year.

The South Australian government has introduced a bill to lift a ban on genetically modified farming across the state’s mainland. The government announced in August its plan to lift a moratorium on genetically modified farming before the end of the year.

The South Australian government has introduced a bill to lift a ban on genetically modified farming across the state’s mainland.

The government announced in August its plan to lift a moratorium on genetically modified farming before the end of the year.

Last week, the state’s primary industries minister Tim Whetstone tried to do this by issuing a ministerial regulation instead of changing legislation.

Labor, the Greens and the SA Best Party blocked that move and accused the government of using a loophole and ignoring due parliamentary process.

On Tuesday the government tried again by introducing the bill to parliament.

It’s hoped lifting the ban across the mainland – but not Kangaroo Island – will make the state’s farms more competitive.

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