GM canola trial verdict still unknown

Steve Marsh is a Western Australian farmer who sued his neighbour for ‘reckless’ harvesting of GM (genetically modified, genetically engineered) canola (oilseed rape, rapeseed, Brassica napus). The case has attracted attention around the world because it challenges the power of the chemical and biotech giant Monsanto who made this GM crop.

Three weeks ago I told you that the court case had finished and we were waiting for the verdict. We’re still waiting.

Today I’ve found an article about this case, by Aoife Boothroyd at the Australian Food Magazine (‘Informing food and beverage manufacturers.’) Ms Boothroyd, writing three weeks ago, told us that the final verdict was expected in ‘another few months.’


About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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  1. Pingback: Australian crops with or without genetic modification | Science on the Land

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