From Food Matters
Tasmania recently extended its ban on GMO crops indefinitely. This move will enable the Apple Isle to maintain export leverage over European nations and others that won’t import GMO foods.
The Strait of Bass separates Tasmania from the Australian mainland and the city of Melbourne. It is the 26th largest island in the world, flanked by several small islands that are part of the state of Tasmania.
Obviously, GMO bans in Australia are allowed to be mandated by states. For a while, several states in Australia had bans on GMO crops. But now only Tasmania and South Australia are holding their ground against the biotech industry. South Australia is a fairly large state in the south central portion of Australia. It’s coastal area that curves northwesterly away from the Bass Strait.
The World Is Getting Serious About GMO Bans
In addition to South Australia and Tasmania, there are a few other regions or nations with complete GMO bans or suspensions of planting or even importing GMOs. Japan, Uruguay, Kenya, Italy and Switzerland have invoked complete bans or suspensions of GMO planting and importing.
Several other European and Middle Eastern nations have at least partial bans on both importing GMO products and planting GMO crops.
Kenya’s firm stance has raised resistance among several other African nations except for South Africa, which has totally sold out to the biotech industry. Nigerian Catholic institutions and leaders have called for their government to expel the Bill Gates Foundation.
It’s been reported that the Seralini study was the final nail in Monsanto’s coffin for Kenya. Slowly, the real news or truth of Seralini’s paper being removed from the journal Food and Chemical Toxicity (FCT) in which it was first placed is getting out.
It was most likely maneuvered by a former Monsanto scientist, Richard Goodman. He was placed on the editorial staff shortly before Seralini’s paper was removed with bogus explanations. The long arms of the evil Monsanto empire reach everywhere. FCT also refuses to publish conflicts of interest in their editorial staff.
Russia has demonstrated resistance to GMO infiltration both with imports and crop planting. The latest is that they are considering a total ban. Key Russian officials are aware of GMO pitfalls and the economic comparisons of conventional, organic and GMO farming. So they haven’t been buying the GMO propaganda, so far.
Just like Tasmania, Russia would have an economic food export edge on nearby eastern European and Mid-Eastern nations that are also concerned about GMO contamination.