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WA GM crop decision highlights the dangers of ignoring science in administering standards

- Sunday, June 01, 2014

Contrary to reports that the decision of the Western Australian Supreme Court in the Marsh vs Baxter GM crop contamination case represents a victory for GM crops and the end of organic farming in Australia, a close reading of the judgement suggests neither is correct. What the judgement does make clear, however, is that those administering production standards (such as organic certification) need to steer well clear of fanatical interpretations that stray a long way from scientific reality. View the rest of the post here

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An open letter to Michelle Bridges about so-called ag-gag laws

- Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Dear Michelle, my apologies for writing to you out of the blue and unannounced, but I hadn’t heard of you until today when I drove into town to pay some bills online at the school library. We don’t have internet at the farm and we don’t get newspapers delivered very often, so I was reading the Sydney Morning Herald online while I was there and noticed an article you wrote. View the rest of the post here

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