GM Crops in Alexandrina

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The State Government's recent amendments to the Genetically Modified (GM) Crops Management Act 2004 has effectively lifted the ban on growing GM crops in South Australia (excluding Kangaroo Island). Local Government has been given a ‘once off’ opportunity to make a request to the Minister for the GM free crop status to be reinstated.

Community consultation about the impact (if any) of genetically modified (GM) crops in the Alexandrina area is now closed.

Please note that any submissions received in time will be considered at a public meeting of Council on 14 September 2020 and may be forwarded to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development for their consideration.


“Your Feedback” will help Council decide whether to apply to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development for the Alexandrina Council to be designated as a ‘Non-GM crop area’.

The Minister will ONLY consider how GM crops could impact trade and marketing potential when deciding whether or not our region should be GM crop free. Because of this, our survey is focused on these issues in particular.


The State Government's recent amendments to the Genetically Modified (GM) Crops Management Act 2004 has effectively lifted the ban on growing GM crops in South Australia (excluding Kangaroo Island). Local Government has been given a ‘once off’ opportunity to make a request to the Minister for the GM free crop status to be reinstated.

Community consultation about the impact (if any) of genetically modified (GM) crops in the Alexandrina area is now closed.

Please note that any submissions received in time will be considered at a public meeting of Council on 14 September 2020 and may be forwarded to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development for their consideration.


“Your Feedback” will help Council decide whether to apply to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development for the Alexandrina Council to be designated as a ‘Non-GM crop area’.

The Minister will ONLY consider how GM crops could impact trade and marketing potential when deciding whether or not our region should be GM crop free. Because of this, our survey is focused on these issues in particular.