Opinion: WA’s court verdict on GM crops is a dose of common sense June 4, 2014 Professor Mike Jones believes the decision from the landmark Western Australian Supreme Court case about genetically modified crops is a victory for common sense. In an article in The Conversation Professor Jones discussed the case where a farmer growing a genetically modified canola crop has been spared the blame after his neighbour accused him of contaminating his organic farm next door. “Zero tolerance to GM material (or other materials) is impossible to achieve, and as such the organic standards create an unrealistic situation that was bound to lead to the sort of dispute that occurred between Marsh and Baxter,” said Professor Jones. Read the full article here. Mike Jones is the Professor of Agricultural Biotechnology at Murdoch University and Foundation Director of the WA State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC). He specialises in plant biotechnology, biosecurity, genetically modified plants and the molecular basis of interactions between plants and plant pathogens. Print This Post Media contact: Pepita Smyth Tel: (08) 9360 1289 | Mobile: 0417 171 551 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Research, Animal and plant studies, environment and bioinformatics Tags: genetically modified crop, mike jones, organic, sabc, the conversation, western australian supreme court Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!