CON­SUMER ROLE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

TO show disquiet about food prod­ucts is ul­ti­mately in the hands of the av­er­age shop­per who, when la­belling al­lows, can choose not to buy any­thing con­sid­ered un­healthy and ergo sales should de­ter­mine con­sumer con­fi­dence.

It is puzzling to read that GM canola grower Michael Baxter is this year’s win­ner of the Pas­toral­ists and Gra­ziers As­so­ci­a­tion's Achieve­ment Award.

The as­so­ci­a­tion has sup­ported Mr Baxter with his le­gal case against neigh­bour Steve Marsh, who farms or­gan­i­cally and has sought da­m­ages after GM canola pods blew on to his prop­erty.

Whether harm­less or not, does any­one re­ally know what the longterm ef­fects of eat­ing GM items are? DAVID RUDMAN, Rock­ing­ham. men­da­tions of a re­view by for­mer Cal­tex chair­man Dick War­bur­ton.

De­spite the re­view con­clud­ing that the RET was work­ing ef­fec­tively and that re­duc­ing the tar­get would re­sult in higher prices to con­sumers, it still rec­om­mended slash­ing the tar­get.

If the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment goes down this path, it will be much harder for mums, dads and small busi­nesses to in­stall so­lar power and so­lar hot wa­ter sys­tems to help re­duce their power bills.

Not only that, more than 1100

All let­ters in­tended for pub­li­ca­tion should be kept brief. We re­serve the right to edit any longer than 250 words.

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