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South Australian Parliament rejects second bid to rescind state’s GMO crop ban

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A second attempt by South Australia’s Liberal government to lift a longstanding ban on genetically modified crops has failed.

After disallowing the government’s regulations in a vote [in November], parliament’s upper house on [Dec. 10] also rejected a bid to pass legislation to end the moratorium.

The Greens and SA-BEST MPs voted with Labor to defeat the bill with Greens leader Mark Parnell urging the government to “get busy marketing our state’s GM-Free agriculture sector”.

Read full, original article: GM crops ban to stay in force in SA

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