Victoria dairy farmers approve GM feed
Dairy farmers in Victoria, Australia have voted to
support the use of genetically modified feed.
Victoria has Australia's biggest dairy industry. The vote is expected to
influence the Victorian Government's review of its current ban on GM
While most delegates supported the move at the United Dairy
Farmers conference, some spoke of the lack of research into GM's
Dairy companies are still
show scepticism about GM products. Ian MacAuley from milk processing company
Murray Goulburn says regardless of the vote, the company will continue to use GM
"We will maintain our GM free product range, while
recognising that other people wish to have choice to use the technology but we
want to present the consumer with a product they want and at the moment there is
a reasonable demand for GE free product," he said.
Outside the conference
an action group protested against the use of GMOs in Australia.
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