GMO or Non GMO? CRISPR Conundrum- Oct 2023

CRISPR-Cas9, the “genetic scissors”, is being presaged as a revolutionary technology, having tremendous potential to create designer crops by introducing precise and targeted modifications in the genome to achieve global food security in the face of climate change and increasing population.




GE Covid Lettuce and Spinach – 29 Oct 2021

The US National Science Foundation has given University of California Riverside scientists $500,000 of taxpayer money to try to turn edible plants like lettuce or spinach into mRNA vaccine factories. But it’s highly unlikely that the technology will work as intended – and it poses serious contamination risks.


GM 2. Markets fact Sheet. 2018

There is currently a global push by the biotechnology industry to deregulate a variety of new genetic modification (GM) techniques – often referred to by industry as ‘gene editing’ or ‘new plant breeding techniques’. Download

GM Myths and Truths

First published 2014; GMO Myths and Truths by Earth Open Source. The 2016 Edition is available on booksellers online.

An evidence-based examination of the claims made for the safety and efficacy of genetically modified crops and foods


How to live sustainably and chemical free

It seems worthwhile to protect your health, while also protecting the health of the environment by reducing the “chemical load”, with a few simple measures that can be employed over time


2017 GM-Free Shopping List

Latest list of Australian GM-free labelled products. Download

Clean Weed Control

A Powerpoint Presentation to help lobby your council for glyphosate-free weed control. Download

2015 GM-free shopping list

Second edition of the GM-free shopping list for all your food needs. Download

GMO Myths and Truths Report

Genetically modified crops and foods are neither safe nor necessary to feed the world, the second edition of this report shows. Released May 2014. Read more

GM-Free songs

Songs for your next event, to tunes you know..”Hey, diddle diddle Monsanto have fiddled around with our food and our seeds…..” Download

“Right to Know” – GM-free shopping list

The GM-Free Australia Alliance has compiled this list to celebrate the growing number of companies choosing to label their products GM-free. Launched on 18th October 2014 in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. Download

GM wheat and barley in Australia 2014

Australia’s paddocks are being used for a risky GM experiment. South Australia and Western Australia will grow GM wheat and Barley “trials” at 5 locations from 2014 to 2019. This follows market rejection of US wheat when unauthorised GM wheat was found growing in an Oregon paddock in 2013. This update has all the latest info on the Australian “trials”. Download

Seed industry 2013

Changes in ownership involving major seed companies are shown in this excellent work by Associate Professor Phillip Howard of Michigan State University. The largest firms are represented as circles, proportional to their global commercial seed market share. Download

Fed Up with Fsanz

This report was launched in October 2012 by Mothers Are Demystifying Genetic Engineering (MADGE). It outlines the inadequate response of our food regulator, FSANZ, to the growing body of evidence showing harm caused by GM food. Download

No appetite for Australian GM wheat

Australia may be the first country to approve commercial genetically manipulated (GM) wheat. Major grain companies do not want to buy it.This report, released in January 2013, details market responses from buyers in Australia, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and Malaysia. Our markets, worth $7.5 billion, could be at risk. Download