FOEA Emerging tech Project

Government and ‘opposition’ sign off on uncontrolled GM experiment

The Federal Government and Labor Party have submitted Australians to a nationwide genetic experiment, by failing to support a Greens’ motion disallowing amendments to the Gene Technology Regulations. The amendments allow most animals, plants and microbes modified using CRISPR and similar techniques to be released into the environment and food chain without any risk assessment. The changes effectively turn Australia – our ecosystems and our...

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Scientists urge Senate to keep all GMOs regulated

The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) has written to all Australian Senators urging them to disallow recent amendments to the Gene Technology Regulations. These allow the release into our environment and food chain of animals, plants and microbes produced using a suite of new genetic modification techniques – with no requirement for safety assessment or traceability. The disallowance...

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