NSW Roadside GM Canola

September 17, 2009

Farmer Gai Marshall found canola plants growing along the Riverina Highway near Berrigan NSW. Using test strips, she found 19 of 20 plants along a 20 km stretch of road were GM.

She believes the plants have taken root from canola spilled out of trucks on the way to the Finley GM receival silo, operated by Graincorp. Gai was not intending to grow GM canola and last year registered a GM-free status for the family property. On 22nd September, Gai Marshall and helpers pulled up as many roadside GM canola plants as possible, in an effort to stop germination of spilt GM canola seed, after rain or next season.

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