When Premier Brumby and the NSW Agriculture Minister Ian McDonald decided to allow the commercial growing of GE canola they promised consumers and farmers that they would have choice. However it has since transpired that industry has no intention of even attempting to segregate GE canola.
GE canola will remove choice
GE canola has been shown to pollinate non-GE canola over 25km away. The inevitable contamination that will occur as the result of the commercial growing of GE canola will remove choice from farmers who want to continue to grow non-GE canola. GE canola will make its way unlabelled and unwanted into the food supply, removing choice for consumers.