January 15, 2014 (5 years, 2 months ago)

Tasmania Extends GMO Ban

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Tasmania is the only Australian state to have to a blanket ban on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The ban started as a moratorium 10 years ago and was instituted to protect its farmers who serve a market that is increasingly demanding GMO-free food.

While the government will allow some exemptions for scientific trials of GM crops and has not ruled out lifting the ban in the future, the ban has strong support from Tasmanian farmers and consumers and is expected to remain in force for the foreseeable future.

Agro-Chemical companies claim that their crops are perfectly safe but the science clearly shows otherwise and thousands of scientists and environmentalists have been calling for a moratorium on the unleashing of GMOs until they can be proven safe.