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GM Crops in Alexandrina

27th July 2020
Consultation now open until 21 August 2020

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.

‘Have Your Say’

We are seeking feedback from our community, particularly those engaged in primary production activities or food processing/manufacturing activities in the Alexandrina Council area, about the impact (if any) of genetically modified (GM) crops.

We encourage you to read our FAQs and complete the online survey on Council’s My Say Alexandrina - visit

“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. Submissions regarding the GM Crops in the Alexandrina area will be accepted by Council until 5pm on Friday 21 August 2020.