Monday, May 15, 2006

GMO - still on the go

Thanks to all the residents who have written concerning the trial of the GM Blue Rose. I have received many copies of letters of protest, if you haven't written to your local pollie yet please do (addresses on blog entry Say NO to GMOs 12/04/06).

Australian Roses told me that there are no GM roses on site (well maybe not now - but when???) , however in this extract from the OGTR it clearly states the roses have been genetically modified and will be trialled in our clean and green Shire.

The Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator) has made a decision to issue a licence in respect of application DIR 060/2005 from Florigene Pty Ltd. The applicant has received approval for the limited and controlled release of three imported rose lines that have been genetically modified to alter flower colour. The trial will take place in the Shire of Yarra Ranges, Victoria, from March 2006 to April 2008, at a maximum of two sites on a total of 125m2.

Please write to the OGTR, local & federal pollies and keep posted for more updates.


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