|June 4, 2004,
as reported by just-food.com: Biotech firm Bayer
Crop Science will not move forward with plans to conduct
GM canola trials in New South Wales announced agricultural
minister, Ian Macdonald.
The trials, which were set to take place this year,
were abandoned because Bayer felt seasonal conditions
were poor, Macdonald told the Australian Broadcasting
The announcement followed similar news from biotech
rival US-based Monsanto. Monsanto has also abandoned
trials to test GM canola in New South Wales.