Unfair GM laws a “catastrophe" for Australian agriculture

Colin Bettles
By Colin Bettles
September 24 2017 - 8:30pm
GM cropping advocate and outspoken WA farmer Bill Crabtree not happy with the nation's gene technology laws holding back farm progress.

ONEROUS and expensive regulations have denied farmers’ access to new and existing Genetically Modified (GM) crop varieties and reduced their profitability while stifling the industry’s capacity to innovate, a regulatory review has been told.

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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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