Gene TechnologyThe application of gene technology has raised concerns worldwide, particularly in relation to crops and food. In Tasmania, there have been fears about the impact gene technology may have on the environment, the health and safety of Tasmanians and our international reputation as a producer of quality products in a clean and green environment. There is a moratorium on commercial release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Tasmania, in order to preserve marketing opportunities for the State.
On 20 May 2009, the Tasmanian Parliament agreed to legislation to extend the GM moratorium for a further five years.
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