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Opinion: Making the Gene Technology Act 2000 fit-for-purpose

March 15th, 2018

Professor Mike Jones

If Australia wants to contribute fully to global food security as our population grows and our climate changes, it is now time to update what is or is not designated as a genetically modified organism (GMO), writes Professor Mike Jones.

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India and Australia join forces to tackle plant pests

April 8th, 2015

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The WA State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC) at Murdoch University and the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Dehli have each received $200,000 from the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund to fight one of the most destructive groups of plant pests in the world.

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Opinion: WA’s court verdict on GM crops is a dose of common sense

June 4th, 2014

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.

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Gene silencing set to boost agricultural yields

April 30th, 2013

Researchers from Murdoch University have developed an environmentally friendly ‘gene silencing’ method to control Root Lesion Nematodes, plant pathogens known to reduce crop yields in major crops by 15 per cent or more.

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