NASAA General Manager Ben Copeman said his organisation supported Mr Marsh’s difficult decision to lodge an appeal the initial verdict in landmark GM contaminations case Marsh V Baxter.
“A lot of the commentary in the wake of last month’s ruling has been misinformed and may be academic if the decision is overturned,” he said.
“The original decision has the potential to affect the vast majority of Australia’s conventional growers who choose not to grow GM as well certified organic farmers. On behalf of all organic producers and consumers, NASAA has drawn a line in the sand on the issue of GM in the organic food chain because our markets demand a zero tolerance of GM. In addition, both farmers and consumers have the right to choose what they grow and what they eat”.
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