Food & Technology

Government announces deregulation of risky new GM techniques the day before the election is called

On the day before the Federal election was called, the Government quietly announced changes to Australia’s Gene Technology Regulations that will allow a raft of new genetically modified (GM) animals, plants and microbes to enter our environment and food chain with no safety assessment and potentially no labelling. 
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Genetically modified super-muscly pork could hit supermarket shelves soon

Changes to Australia’s Gene Technology Regulations announced yesterday will allow a raft of new genetically modified (GM) animals, plants and microbes to enter our environment and food chain with no safety assessment and potentially no labelling. These include super-muscly pigs, non-browning mushrooms, and wheat with powdery mildew-resistance.
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New studies show gene editing causes widespread mutations

As state and territory ministers consider a recommendation by the Federal Government that would leave a range of new genetic modification (GM) techniques unregulated, new evidence shows that these techniques are not as precise and safe as has been claimed. 
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Media release: Agriculture Ministers to discuss deregulating genetically modified animals

At today’s Agriculture Minister’s Forum, State and Federal Agriculture Ministers will discuss proposed changes to our Gene Technology Regulations that would make Australia the first country in the world to deregulate genetically modified animals.
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Genetically modified babies? What next?!

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last week (and we wouldn’t blame you), you’ve no doubt heard about He Jiankui – the rogue Chinese genetic engineer.
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Australia set to deregulate genetically modified animals

Australia could become the first country in the world to deregulate the use of new genetic modification (GM) techniques in animals. The techniques, known as ‘gene editing’, will be considered when State and Federal Governments meet at the Legislative and Governance Forum on Gene Technology meeting in Adelaide this Thursday.
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Australians betrayed by regulators

Australian families risk consuming untested, unlabelled genetically modified (GM) food – including animal products – because federal agencies tasked with their protection have sided with the biotech industry and are proposing to deregulate a range of risky new GM techniques.
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The GM-Free Australia Alliance needs your help

The Alliance needs to raise $10,000 in tax-deductible donations by June 30, 2018. Please give generously. Every donation, big or small, contributes to our work.
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Genetically modified?

Soon you won’t know if the biotechnology industry gets its way. Take action!
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Food & Technology

Pesticides in Food Forum Featuring Professor Alfred Poulos

Friends of the Earth is proudly hosting Professor Poulos to speak about Pesticides in Food.  Emphasis during the presentation will include:  Different susceptibilities to pesticides (based on genetics, age and development in the womb) and acute and chronic health impacts.
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