The Mid Murray Council will soon move to allow farmers to grow GM crops.
Like all other SA councils the Mid Murray Council consulted with its community and the district’s primary production and food processing industries on the option of whether or not to apply to be a non-GM designated area.
Mayor Dave Burgess said Council voted this week in line with the majority views of the community and local farming sector to write to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development to support the lifting of the GM moratorium in the district.
Council will now write to the Minister indicating their support for the GM moratorium to be lifted in the Mid Murray district then decision will then be made by the Minister before 15 November 2020.
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