Expanded WA Upper House crossbench problematic for future GM crops

Colin Bettles
By Colin Bettles
Updated March 13 2017 - 3:40am, first published 3:21am
GM canola played an important role in WA's 4250 grain growers producing the largest crop in the state's history, at 16.5 million tonnes.

LABOR’S comprehensive victory at the weekend’s WA election raises questions about the future status of plant biotechnology development in the large grain cropping and exporting state due to an expanded Upper House crossbench.

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Colin Bettles

Colin Bettles

Canberra Bureau Chief

Has been the Canberra Bureau Chief for Fairfax Agricultural Media since 2010 - survived the hung parliament - former media manager at Western Australian Cricket Association now covering national agricultural and rural issues in federal politics.

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