Seeking Feedback on Genetically Modified Crops Area
Coorong District Council - Genetically Modified Food Crops Area Survey
In May 2020, the South Australian Parliament passed legislation which lifted the moratorium on production of Genetically Modified (GM) crops within the state of South Australia.
The legislation stipulates an opportunity for each individual Council area in SA to make an application to the Minister for Primary Industries to be designated a non-GM area, with the final decision to be made by the Minister.
Coorong District Council are currently considering whether to proceed with this application.
In order to assist Council in making an informed decision, a five (5) minute online survey has been created and is now open for Coorong residents to complete, which aims to gain information on the views of persons engaged in primary production, or other industry that may be impacted by this decision.
The information gathered from this survey will be used to inform Coorong District Council’s path forward.
Consultation closed at 5:00pm on Friday 3 July 2020.
Further background information on the changes to the SA Genetically Modified Crops Management Act 2004 can be found on PIRSA's website: https://www.pir.sa.gov.au/primary_industry/genetically_modified_gm_crops.
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER | COORONG DISTRICT COUNCIL
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