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Will Genetically Modified Canola be Adopted in WA?

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  • Crowe, Bronwyn
  • Pluske, Johanna M.

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Despite approval being given by the Gene Technology Regulator to plant genetically modified (GM) canola varieties in Australia, the question as to whether farmers would be prepared to grow GM canola is still being explored. The purpose of this paper is to establish not only if producers would grow GM canola in south Western Australia but how they make this decision. Results from a survey aimed at canola producers found that adoption of GM canola will ultimately depend upon price premiums for non-GM canola and personal risk likely to be incurred by growers.

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  • Crowe, Bronwyn & Pluske, Johanna M., 2006. "Will Genetically Modified Canola be Adopted in WA?," Australasian Agribusiness Review, University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Land and Environment, vol. 14.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:auagre:126103
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