WA Election Say NO to GMO – Media Release February 24
The Safe Food Foundation has placed TV commercials on Western Australian TV to balance the debate on GM food in the WA state election 9 March 2013.
1.8 million people will see our TV ads 2.92 times in WA; approx 6 million views.
GM foods are not safe, regulators have failed to protect us, and the WA Liberals and WA Nationals have a policy that ignores the independent science showing evidence of harm. Instead they are promoting GM crops to farmers and the public.
Go to these websites to read the science:
See Appendix for Labor Party statement on Seralini’s research findings.
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The Labor Party of WA statement
Barnett throws caution to the wind on potential GM risks
Thursday 20 Sep 2012 : Paul Papalia MLA, Shadow Minister for Agriculture
A new study published in respected US science journal Food and Chemical Toxicology linked consumption of Genetically Modified (GM) food to cancer, raising serious questions about the Barnett Government’s promotion of GM farming in WA, Shadow Agriculture Minister Paul Papalia said today.
Mr Papalia said the Barnett Government introduced commercial-scale GM farming to WA and confirmed in Parliament it took no interest in whether these crops entered the food chain or if they were safe.
“This is the second peer-reviewed research paper in the space of a week that urges cauin respect of potential health risks of GM food,” Mr Papalia said.
“The Barnett Government should be acting in a cautious manner in defence of Western
Australian people, for whom it should be working. Instead, it has sold part of the cropbreeding division of the Agriculture Department to a multinational GM company.
“Whose side is Mr Barnett on?
“The people of Western Australia should be the government’s priority.
“Mr Barnett appears determined to act in the interests of multinational GM companies anthose with a financial interest in GM products.”
Mr Papalia said in light of the report, Mr Barnett must answer these serious questions:
• Have locally grown GM crops entered the state’s food chain and, if so where andwhen?
• What will the Barnett Government do now to ensure the safety of consumers?
• Has the Barnett Government sought legal advice regarding the state’s exposure liability for potential negative health outcomes?
“Mr Barnett must reveal if and where WA-grown GM crops entered the State’s food cand what he has done to ensure their safety following this report,” Mr Papalia said.