Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 21/07/2016 - 13:21
GM-Free Australia Alliance members reject the Productivity Commission’s recommendations to remove states’ rights to ban genetically manipulated (GM) crops for marketing reasons and to remove GM food labelling. GM crops pose unacceptable risks to our health, the environment and key export markets and removing the bans and GM labeling would eliminate choice for farmers and consumers.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 19/06/2014 - 11:23
The Safe Food Foundation welcomes Steve Marsh's decision to appeal the decision against him in the WA Supreme Court last month. He lodged his appeal on Wednesday 18 June and the appeal will be heard in the next six to twelve months before the court of appeal made up of three judges.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 10/12/2013 - 16:44
January 22, Melbourne - Organic farmer Steve Marsh will soon face his neighbour in the WA Supreme Court in a landmark case to protect his right to keep growing genetically modified (GM) free food. The matter is due to start on the 10th February 2014 and is scheduled to run for three weeks.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 19/04/2013 - 20:41
Food irradiation is the practice of exposing foods to radiation. In Australia all irradiation plants use Cobalt 60, a nuclear material that emits gamma rays. Herbal teas, spices and some tropical fruits are permitted for irradiation in Australia.
Irradiation changes food in ways that have not been adequately tested for safety. Irradiation depletes food or vitamins and causes the formation of "radiolytic products" whose effect on human health is not known.