Genetically Modified Crops Moratorium

Project Overview

The State Government has lifted the moratorium on growing Genetically Modified (GM) crops across South Australia, except for Kangaroo Island. City of Playford has an opportunity to apply to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development for the moratorium on growing GM crops to continue in Playford. The Minister will make the final decision to put in place the Moratorium. The Council can only apply for the moratorium to be put in place. At this point in time, Council has not made a decision to submit an application to the Minister, but we are seeking your views and reasons why we should or should not make an application. See below for further info and how to have your say.

  • Engagement Activities: 7 July 2020 – 4 August 2020

    Key engagement activities including a community survey, notice in the Advertiser and a direct mail out to Primary Producers and Food Processors or Manufacturers.

  • Consultation Feedback Assessed

    All feedback received will be logged and considered by Council following the close of the public consultation Period. If Council makes an application to the Minister, this information will also be forwarded to the Minister.

  • Council Decision

    Council will make a formal decision to make an application or not to the Minister at the Ordinary Council Meeting in September.

The State Government has lifted the moratorium on growing Genetically Modified (GM) Crops across South Australia, except for Kangaroo Island. The City of Playford has an opportunity to apply to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development under Section 5A(1) of the Genetically Modified Crops Management Act 2004 for the designation of the Council area as an area in which no genetically modified food crops may be cultivate.

Council is seeking your views regarding whether or not Council should make an application to the Minister. 

Information on the GM food crops, background on the GM moratorium and the independent review instigated by the State Government can be found at www.pir.sa.gov.au.

Submissions to Council can be made via this page by completing the online survey. Council will need to demonstrate to the Minister that primary producers and/or food processors in the City of Playford are currently receiving a marketing or trade advantage, including any price premiums, as a result of being a no GM food crop area. Any additional information you can provide to Council relating to the impact of the GM crop moratorium, positively or negatively, on the marketing or trade of your business would be helpful for Council.

We thank you for your time in considering this issue.

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