|| Seasons Vol. 14 No. 2
The Joint Select Committee, which was established to investigate the most appropriate direction with regard to Gene Technology, for agriculture in Tasmania, has received written submissions, and has now invited some groups and individuals to present verbal evidence. T.O.P. has been asked to give verbal evidence, as have some individual T.O.P. members.
As GM canola is the crop most likely to be grown in those states where the GE ban is lifted, I thought that it would be interesting to find out more about canola. There are conflicting opinions as to the health benefits or otherwise of canola. However, in the article in this issue I have concentrated on the history of the development of canola from rapeseed.
Jeffrey M. Smith has written two books that provide arguments against the growing of GE crops - Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette. The latter is reviewed in this issue and is available for loan from the T.O.P. office.
In the last issue of Seasons we featured an article on Certified Organic Seed Production. On Sunday February 24, we will be able to see the results of a diverse seed production operation at David Pinnerís property - see page 16 for details.
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