Efforts to block CRISPR crop cultivation in Australia unlikely to gain political support, parliament member says

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A Senate bid to overturn the lack of regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms is unlikely to achieve anything.

The Greens Party will move a disallowance motion in the federal Senate on November 13], but without crossbench support and the Labor Party as an ally it won’t have the numbers.

The Labor Party has confirmed it will not support the disallowance motion and does not share concerns that the SDN-1 and CRISPR technology is a threat to human health.

Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon said there were times when red tape and over regulation were too much, and this was one of them.


Read full, original article: Labor Party won’t support bid to overturn approach to Genetically Modified Organisms

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