End of ban on genetically modified canola

To: "John & Ruth Walter" <>, "Graham Turner" <>
Subject: End of ban on genetically modified canola
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 10:07:59 +1100
 wrote on :

> With regard to GM Canola becoming a weed, I can't really see
> this happening or at least I
> can't see it being any different to what we have now. To get
> back to our core subjects
> birds I can't see any threat to birds from GM Canola any more
> than there is now from Wild
> Mustard. The question of humans is another question
> altogether however!

If it's pesticide resistant and pest resistant, shouldn't it spread more
readily?  If it's neither of those things, then what use is it?  If it
did spread then wouldn't it displace other plants, causing food problems
for fauna?

I'm glad to hear that it isn't already growing wild.  Hopefully someone
can convince me that I'm wrong about the above.

Peter Shute

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