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Council demands evidence for GM-free knockback

The state’s biggest council is pushing back against the Marshall Government’s rejecting its application to keep the McLaren Vale wine region free of genetically modified crops, calling for the GM Advisory Committee to justify the decision in a bid to have Primary Industries Minister David Basham review the finding.

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The Marshall Government overruled 11 council GM-free applications, including Onkaparinga, which said McLaren Vale winemakers want to protect lucrative organic wine markets. Photo: McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association, Duy Huynh 2018.
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Council backing for GM-free wine region puts squeeze on new minister

South Australia’s largest council has voted to ban genetically modified crops from its district following a push from McLaren Vale’s wine industry, which says the lifting of a moratorium will cost the region millions.

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Key SA wine region leads push to remain GM-free

South Australia’s largest council is poised to be the first to ask permission to ban genetically modified crops from its borders following a push from McLaren Vale’s wine industry, which says the lifting of a moratorium will cost the region millions.