Category Archives: Genetic Modification

GM in our daily bread? Part 5

A GM discussion by Dr Maarten Stapper in 5 parts recorded by Francois of ScandinavianMedia in the Speakers’ Corner of the Organic Expo & Green Show International at Sydney on 6 August…

Genetically modified food: the wrong path for Australia?

Greenpeace’s radical action in destroying genetically modified wheat crops being trialled by the CSIRO in Canberra has catapulted the issue of GM foods on to the Australian food table. The government has plans to introduce GM wheat by 2015 but … Continue reading

Explaining the science behind an anti-GM stance

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/telegraph/content/2010/s3055978.htm ABC Radio – Bush Telegraph: Wednesday, 03/11/2010 People oppose GM foods for a variety of reasons. According to a recent Greenpeace report, “If Genetic Engineered wheat prevails, it will have a widespread impact on the Australian consumers, farmers, the … Continue reading

Food industry slams genetically engineered wheat

The food industry will face widespread contamination and human health will be put at risk if trials for genetically engineered (GE) wheat are allowed out of laboratory conditions and into the field. http://www.reportage-enviro.com/2010/11/food-industry-slams-genetically-engineered-wheat/

ABC Catalyst GM special

Dr. Stapper recently appeared on ABC Catalyst’s GM special. The program is presented on their website in 5 segment starting with an introduction into the Genetically Modified breeding “In the Beginning”. Maarten appears at the end of the last section “Daily Bread … Continue reading

Food on trial

Broadcast: Landline, ABC, 21st August 2011 Reporter: Kerry Staight http://www.abc.net.au/landline/content/2010/s3298417.htm We’re looking at one of the most contentious issues in global agriculture – genetically modified food. There’s obviously a robust debate in Australia about the pros and cons of the … Continue reading

Natural Resistance

By Gretel SneathPotatoes Australia, Oct, 2008 Read Full Article  

Submission to GM Crop Moratorium Review

GM Crop Moratorium Review Panels of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia Dear Panel Member Executive Summary The GM Moratorium needs to be extended until long-term, generational studies become part of the OGTR regulations for approval. GM has to be treated … Continue reading

Plenty of Healthy Food from Healthy Soils, GMO not a Solution

Consumers are becoming aware of the good taste and health of organic food and demand is increasing. Organic farmers and gardeners did recognise negative factors in our industrialising food production systems. Now they are following their leaders in active soil … Continue reading

Keep the Moratorium: First Quantify GM Advantages

The GM Moratorium needs to be extended until long-term, generational studies become part of the OGTR regulations for approval. GM has to be treated as an introduction of a self-reproducing chemical. Marketing and trade of Australian products will be severely … Continue reading