|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 Corporation.
The announcement followed similar news from biotech rival US-based
Monsanto. Monsanto has also abandoned trials to test GM canola in
New South Wales.