South Australian government acknowledges ideological motives for extending moratorium on GMOs

The South Australian government extended its moratorium on the cultivation of genetically modified crops by another six years, agribusiness consultant David Leyonhjelm reported in Queensland Country Life. The official reason given by the government was that “non-GM crops attract greater market prices and uphold the exceptional quality of SA’s food sector.” However, in a radio apperance, a government official made it clear that the decision was driven in part by ideology, when he accused Monsanto of being a “poison peddler.”

“What this shows is that the decision was based on the same immoral ideology followed by extreme green groups…that assert modern technology is all bad and large companies are evil,” Leyonhjelm wrote.

Read the full, original story here: GM crop Luddism

 

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