27
May
09

Tasmanian GM ban makes sense

The national anarchists of Tasmania believe that a GM ban everywhere makes sense.  Genetic modification only serves corporations and corrupt governments, at the expense of making the environment and everyone in it into guinea pigs.   An excellent article on the risks of GM foods exists here.

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BOB PHELPS Gene Ethics

The Tasmanian Government ban until 2014 on Genetically Manipulated (GM) crops, animals and microbes is supported by all political parties and the community. It is an economic winner for the state.

“We congratulate all Tasmanians on keeping their state GM-free for at least five more years,” says Gene Ethics Director, Bob Phelps.

“The Tasmanian inquiry into GM reached all-party agreement that the ban should stay.

“This consensus was based on clear evidence that commercial GM releases pose unacceptable hazards and costs.

“Tasmania’s decision will protect the integrity of its clean, green brand and increased sales of top quality GM-free foods in Australia and around the world, at premium prices.

“In contrast, NSW, Victoria and WA have sacrificed the independence of their farmers to the GM giants and the reputation of their food products.

“They are promoting failed and dangerous GM technology that offers nothing to farmers or shoppers.

“They ignored the evidence that GM cannot deliver on its promises and accepted GM industry propaganda, allowing GM contamination of their environments and the food supply.

“The whole of Australia should adopt Tasmania’s GM-free stance and renew their bans on GM,” Mr Phelps concludes.

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1 Response to “Tasmanian GM ban makes sense”


  1. May 27, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Very good post!

    Hopefully action like this will be taken throughout the whole of Australia, GM foods are dangerous anyone in their right mind should avoid them!

    Keep up the good work!


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