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GM-free boost deflated

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AGRICULTUR­E Minister Leon Bignell has admitted the State Government does not have solid economic data to support its decision to keep South Australia free of geneticall­y modified crops.

In a parliament­ary committee yesterday, Opposition spokesman Adrian Pederick asked what “what quantifiab­le economic data” the minister had to confirm that remaining GM-free delivered an economic benefit to SA.

“I do not think we have all the evidence in at this stage ... (but) it gives us a real selling point that we are different to other states of Australia and we are different to many ... around the world.”

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