End of ban on genetically modified canola

To: Alan Gillanders <>, Chris Charles <>, Birding Aus <>
Subject: End of ban on genetically modified canola
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 07:27:13 +0930
This bears some similarity to what mining companies have to do in the NT.  I
suspect it was introduced after the debacle with the Rum Jungle mine, when
sulphides leaked into the Finniss River and killed virtually all life for

on 30/11/07 7:07 AM, Alan Gillanders at 

> Charles said, " However if the Monsanto shareholders, politicians &
> licensing farmers  are convinced of the benign properties of their crop then
> why not   offer a non-expiring indemnity."
> Hear, hear! Well said Charles. I think this should be the requirement of
> those who import anything into this country. the problem is that companies
> can go bust or restructure to avoid meeting their obligations.
> So what I suggest is that they have to lodge a bond which goes into the
> future fund. This is not the limit of their liability and there could even
> be a growth factor for them as well as the community. Their money could then
> be released when we are confident that they have not introduced another weed
> species or caused other harm. Maybe this could even be linked to the success
> of the biosecurity mechanism so as to give those who have 'invested' in this
> way an incentive for strict controls rather than their diminution.
> Regards,
> Alan

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