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The Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) is a joint initiative of AusBiotech, CropLife Australia, the GRDC and the National Farmers' Federation... ABCA has been established to help shape a new era for Australian agriculture by encouraging informed debate on biotechnology through the dissemination of credible, balanced, science-based information... The questions also explored the price of the various foods and whether participants would buy GM foods or foods that contained nanotech if the foods had enhanced nutrition, improved taste, improved food safety, or if the production of the food had environmental benefits...
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The Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) is a joint initiative of AusBiotech, CropLife Australia, the GRDC and the National Farmers' Federation... ABCA has been established to help shape a new era for Australian agriculture by encouraging informed debate on biotechnology through the dissemination of credible, balanced, science-based information... The questions also explored the price of the various foods and whether participants would buy GM foods or foods that contained nanotech if the foods had enhanced nutrition, improved taste, improved food safety, or if the production of the food had environmental benefits...
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Mr Marsh launched legal action against Mr Baxter in 2012, after he found GM canola on his property in 2010 that resulted in him being de-certified by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA) and NASAA's subsidiary certifying organisation NASAA Certified Organic (NCO)... About 70 per cent of the Marsh farm was de-certified by NCO (for almost two years) and, as a result, Mr Marsh was no longer able to market his cereal crops and meat (lamb) as organic... The evidence presented by both sides at the trial was that GM canola swathes were physically harmless to persons, animals or land, even if consumed, and that the GM canola only posed a risk of transferring genetic material if a canola seed germinated in the soil on the Marsh farm (as a volunteer canola plant) and then later cross-fertilised through its pollen being exchanged with another compatible species...
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A record 181.5 million hectares of GM crops were grown across 28 countries in 2014, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA)... Since 1996, more than 10 food and fibre GM crops have been approved and commercialised around the world, ranging from major commodities such as soybeans, maize and cotton, to fruits and vegetables such as papaya, eggplant and potato... In the shorter term, the ISAAA predicts GM maize (insect-resistant, herbicide-tolerant and high-phytase) will be commercialised in China, with insect-resistant rice coming in the longer term...
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A record 181.5 million hectares of GM crops were grown across 28 countries in 2014, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA)... Since 1996, more than 10 food and fibre GM crops have been approved and commercialised around the world, ranging from major commodities such as soybeans, maize and cotton, to fruits and vegetables such as papaya, eggplant and potato... In the shorter term, the ISAAA predicts GM maize (insect-resistant, herbicide-tolerant and high-phytase) will be commercialised in China, with insect-resistant rice coming in the longer term...
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Through the creation and sharing of research and knowledge, ABCA's work aims to place biotechnology and gene technology into context as another invaluable innovation for Australian agriculture, ensuring that science guides public policy for the future of farming... More than 18 million growers in 27 countries planted GM crops across 175.2 million hectares in 2013, which is a three per cent increase from 2012, according to the latest annual figures released by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA)... In passing the Biosafety and Biotechnology Law, Dr Oteng-Adjei said Ghana had no option but to adopt GM crop innovations to enhance agricultural production through scientific methods, and that "there was the need to put in place the necessary infrastructure to begin its [GMO] commercialisation in the country"...
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Indian biotech develops GM crops.. A series of GM varieties of wheat and rice are under development by Indian plant breeding company Mahyco (the Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company) in which the US-based Monsanto holds a 26-per-cent stake... The newspaper stated that Mahyco was developing GM wheat and rice with traits that lift yields and build in increased drought, salinity and pest tolerance...
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The area dedicated to GM crops now exceeds 170 million hectares across 28 countries, up six per cent from 2011... The five leading developing countries growing GM crops (China, India, Brazil, Argentina and South Africa) represent 40 per cent of the global population... Sudan and Cuba planted GM crops for the first time (cotton and corn respectively), while Germany, Sweden and Poland did not plant GM crops in 2012 because of product access and regulatory issues...
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The Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) is a joint initiative of Ausbiotech, CropLife Australia, the GRDC and the National Farmers' Federation... Through the creation and sharing of research and knowledge, ABCA's work aims to place biotechnology and gene technology into context as another invaluable innovation for Australian agriculture, ensuring that science guides public policy for the future of farming... The commentary concludes: "current approaches for the safety and nutritional assessment of foods/feed derived from GM plants developed by national and international bodies like the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have proven to be proportionate and fit for purpose...
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