Two Australian farmers are warning New Zealanders to make sure their country remains free of genetically engineered and modified organisms. Allowing GM products to be produced would put at risk New Zealand’s clean green brand, they say. Western Australian farmer Bob Mackley and Victorian farmer and anti-GM advocate Julie Newman are touring New Zealand to deliver their message. With them is Green Party primary industries spokesman Steffan Browning. They were in Ashburton last week.
Pressure was starting to build by New Zealand’s pro-GM lobby to allow GM ryegrass to be commercially released in New Zealand, Mr Browning told the gathering there. The Australians said that GM crops were the biggest threat to food and agriculture that farmers have ever faced.
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