I am currently putting petitions around the Shire of Kalamunda to garner support for a move to be made to council to have GM Foods banned from being supplied to facilities administered by the Shire. I believe there is insufficient research on the long term impacts on our health and the environment for GM crops to be permitted in our state.
I also believe that people who are unable to make a choice for themselves on whether or not they would choose to ingest GM products, namely our elderly at aged care facilities and our children at child care facilities, be protected from potential harm to their health.
I came across this excellent article from the Union of Concerned Scientists that spells out the risks of GM food. The reference to their website is at the bottom of the article.
If you live in the Perth Hills within the Shire of Kalamunda and would like to support this move and sign a petition, you can download a petition here .