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GM status requires urgent Rudd action – Greens

The Rudd government should override the Victorian and NSW governments' decision to lift the ban on genetically modified canola crops, Greens leader Bob Brown said today.
 
"This is a nation- changing decision being made by two state governments. It has huge ramifications across Australia - the Constitution ensures that there can be no confinement of the GM produce to the states involved," Senator Brown said.
 
"Australia's premium status as a GM-free food producer is being sabotaged by Premiers Brumby and Iemma. The Constitution, including its corporations power, enables Mr Rudd to override them, and so he should," Senator Brown said.
 
 
SENATOR BROWN WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT
 
AT 2.00PM, MURRAY ST PIER, HOBART
 
 
Contact: Prue Cameron 0408 473 379
 

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