GrainCrop: canola is GM free
Australian Grain handler GrainCorp says site specific protocols will be in
place at two northern Victorian receival sites that are destined to take
genetically modified (GM) canola.
The Raywood silo, north of Bendigo, and the Lubeck
silo, near Horsham, will be the only two Victorian sites accepting GM canola
during the coming harvest. But the Bendigo council is against the plan, saying
it wants the municipality to be a GM-free zone.
GrainCorp's David Ginns
says special measures will ensure there is no contamination of conventional
grain, with GM canola. "We can create a dedicated path and specific protocols
for receival testing, storage and out turn of GM canola and that's a commitment
that we've made," he said. "We will be following through on that commitment this
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