GENETICALLY-MODIFIED canola will have dedicated segregations, and GM and non-GM canola will be received at separate receival sites during the 2020-21 harvest, according to preliminary segregation plans from SA's major grain handler Viterra.
Segregations for GM canola will be made available for growers at the Edillilie and Tumby Bay sites on the Eyre Peninsula, Ardrossan on the Yorke Peninsula, Owen on the Adelaide Plains, Port Pirie in the Upper North, and Bordertown and Coonalpyn in the South East.
In a statement, Viterra said the company was confident in its ability to handle, segregate, store and market both GM and non-GM crops and were expecting to receive deliveries of GM canola from SA growers this harvest.
It said receival sites could change if further grower feedback dictated so.
"We are well-positioned to meet the requirements of our end use customers and markets through our food safety and quality management expertise and processes, and are focused on delivering SA grain safely and efficiently to end use markets," the statement said.
"Our agile and flexible supply chain receives and stores multiple commodities and grades in separate segregations according to market requirements, which will include GM canola this harvest.
"We have selected the sites (for GM canola receivals) based on feedback from our grower customers, plus where we are able to best manage demand, segregations and elevation capacity."
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