Steve Marsh is a Western Australian farmer who sued his neighbour Michael Baxter for ‘reckless’ harvesting of GM (genetically modified, genetically engineered) canola (oilseed rape, rapeseed, Brassica napus). Some GM canola seeds ended up on Mr Marsh’s land. Mr Marsh doesn’t grow canola but due to a ‘zero tolerance’ policy, he lost organic status from 75% of his land.
Mr Marsh lost the court case but he’s still fighting. Today Scott Kinnear at the Safe Food Foundation tells us that Mr Marsh is appealing against the court’s decision.
I’m grateful to my fellow blogger Russ at Volatility for drawing attention to this.