Economic report signals end for GM barriers

Colin Bettles
By Colin Bettles
Updated October 25 2018 - 1:52am, first published June 5 2016 - 2:30pm
CropLife Australia CEO Matthew Cossey calling for the removal of State based restrictions on plant biotechnology.

RESULTS of a new economic report, showing Genetically Modified crops have increased farmer incomes by $1.37 billion in Australia since 1996 while drastically cutting greenhouse gas emissions, reinforces why unnecessary State-based moratoria should end, supporters say.

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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.