Public Hearing 26/06/2000 - Genetically Modified Food
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Terms of reference - GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD
(Reference received 11 November 1999
The Hon Richard Amery, MP, Minister for Agriculture, and Minister for Land and Water Conservation, has requested that, to assist the ongoing debate in the area of genetically modified food, the Standing Committee on State Development inquire into and report on a number of issues relating to genetically modified food, and in particular:
- the likely public and private benefits and costs of genetically modified food to the State of New South Wales;
- the impacts of genetically modified food technology upon the agricultural and food processing sectors; and
- the identification of any possible adverse consequences to trade, food safety and the environment from the introduction of genetically modified food technology.