Timely to reopen GMO debate

Timely to reopen GMO debate
Genetic modification has been a fraught issue to debate. (Image: Getty)
Rebecca Howard
The government says it's timely to reopen what was a highly-charged debate 20 years ago over the use of genetic modification research, which has been superseded by the technology. The government accepted a recommendation by the Productivity Commission to review genetic modification regulations without saying how it might start the conversation that's been fraught for more than two decades. The commission noted that genetic modification, or GM, is a “controversial and emotive issue” and segments of the population in...

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