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Landmark decision in court battle between GM and organic farm

Naomi Loewith reports on the landmark decision in a dispute between an organic farmer and his neighbour planting genetically-modified crops. 

"On May 28, the Western Australia Supreme Court released its decision in the closely watched Marsh vs. Baxter case.

Marsh and Baxter own adjacent farms in Kojonup, Australia. In 2010, Baxter planted genetically modified (GM) canola; some GM canola swathes drifted onto Marsh's organic wheat farm. Following its discovery and an investigation by the organic status organization, 70% of Marsh's farm was decertified as organic..."