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Breeding plants for salt and drought tolerance: genetic engineering not needed

Report | 1 January, 2012 at 15:30

Plant traits such as drought tolerance, salt tolerance or nutrient content are controlled by a complex combination of several genes.

Greenpeace welcomes China’s courageous stand on GM crops

Press release | 23 February, 2012 at 16:23

Earlier this week the Chinese State Council released a draft proposal of a grain law that establishes legislation restricting research, field trials, production, sale, import and export of genetically modified (GM) grain seeds. The draft...

What happens when farmers can’t choose what they grow anymore?

Feature Story | 3 May, 2012 at 11:52

WA farmer Steve Marsh will soon enter the court-room in a landmark trial that will test farmers’ rights to grow GM-free crops, and ultimately, our right to choose safe and healthy food.

The risks of GM crops for RNA interference (RNAi)

Report | 1 January, 2012 at 16:00

The environmental and food safety of all genetically modified (GM) crops are highly questionable. GM crops with RNA interference (RNAi) constructs pose particular concerns.

Wild weather whips up seeds of dissent

Feature Story | 18 November, 2011 at 14:45

Once again it has been proven how risky it is to grow genetically modified (GM) crops. And once again it is an innocent farmer who stands to pay the price.

Why GM field trials are risky (and expensive) business

Report | 1 January, 2012 at 16:00

Australia is set to be the first country in the world to commercialise genetically modified (GM) wheat.

Seeds of Dissent

Video | 1 March, 2012 at 14:35

Cunderdin farmers Ian and Jodi James describe their heartbreak after a severe storm washed GM canola from the neighbour’s property onto theirs late last year.

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