IN ADDITION TO THEIR PRINCIPLE OF PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING TOP QUALITY WINE, I HAVE DONE CONSIDERABLE RESEARCH ON THE LIKES OF MONSANTO - THEY ARE VERY SHADY, TO SAY THE LEAST. I WILL PLACE LINKS TO TWO OF MY WEBSITES IN SUPPORT TO DECISIONS LIKE THIS. THE SA GOVERNMENT DID NOT DO THEIR HOMEWORK PROPERLY CONCERNING THEIR DECISION TO ALLOW GMO CROPS INTO THE STATE. THERE ARE REAL FACTORS, I BELIEVE, THEY WERE NOT AWARE OF TO APPROVE SUCH A THING! THE MCLARENVALE WINE REGION HAS SOME SMART DECISION MAKERS - IT IS WISE TO DO DUE DILIGENCE IN SUCH MATTERS AND I WOULD LIKE TO APPLAUD THEM WHOLEHEARTEDLY.
Key SA Wine Region Leads Push To Remain GM-Free
South Australia’s largest council is poised to be the first to ask permission to ban genetically modified crops from its borders following a push from McLaren Vale’s wine industry, which says the lifting of a moratorium will cost the region millions.
Onkaparinga councillors will decide tomorrow night (Tuesday, September 15) if they will ask for the district to be given non-GM crop designation following months of public consultation.
Legislation lifting a 16-year-old ban on genetically modified crops in SA was passed by state parliament in May.
This sparked a process allowing councils six months to apply to be GM-free if they consulted with their local community and demonstrate an economic benefit.
Kangaroo Island was designated GM free following recommendations from a high-level independent review undertaken by Emeritus Professor Kym Anderson last year.
It found that the lifting of the ban would severely damage the island’s grain industry, as all of its canola is exported to Japan to be sold as ethically produced, single-origin and GM-free canola.
The applications are due by September 30.
However, a yes vote from the council will not be the end of the matter as the application will then be assessed by the GM Crop Advisory Committee before the State Government makes a final decision, which is expected mid-November in time for potential GM planning ahead of the 2021 canola season.
The state government is yet to receive any formal applications on the issue but it is understood several other councils are considering the matter.
Onkaparinga Council, on the southern outskirts of Adelaide, is the state’s most populous local government area with about 173,000 residents and several semi-rural areas including the entire McLaren Vale wine region.
In its draft application to Primary Industries Minister David Basham, the council says evidence provided by four McLaren Vale wineries shows $5.1 million of export value per year is at risk. Further modelling indicates this could be at least $20.8 million per annum across the region.
McLaren Vale is known for its premium Shiraz and Grenache and is Australia’s fifth-largest wine region by value. However, it is the largest when it comes to the area of certified organic or biodynamic vineyards.
About 37 per cent of the region’s 7324ha of vines are certified, which compares to a national average of about 5 per cent.
The McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association represents all 460 grape growers, 180 wine producers and dozens of tourism operators within the McLaren Vale wine region and has led the push for Onkaparinga to maintain its GM-free status.
In a submission to the council, MVGWTA said the businesses it represented generated $500 million a year in gross regional product.
According to the association, grapes from the below-average yielding 2020 vintage had a value of $56.4 million, which was more than half of the council area’s regional product for agriculture. This compared with commercial grain crops of $900,000, or less than 1 per cent of local agriculture production.
MVGWTA general manager Jennifer Lynch said McLaren Vale had an international reputation for being clean and green that would be significantly tarnished if it lost its GM-free status.
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