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Region/Continent and country:
Oceania / Australia
Category of incident:
What was contaminated:
Seed
GM organism involved:
Oilseed rape/canola
Year incident occurred:
2003

Route of contamination
Failure post-harvest segregation

Australia - contaminated oilseed rape seed imported from US

In Western Victoria, Cargill was conducting trials with conventional oilseed rape. At two sites, the seed was found to be contaminated with herbicide tolerant GM material. The seed had already been planted so was removed by officals and taken for disposal.
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Further information

Farmers hit out at GM seeds bungle The Age, Australia 9 May 2004 >


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