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23.05.2005 |

Background: A success story from a GMO free island down under

Tasmania is one of few territories worldwide that can claim a 100% disease-free status for their food products. There is also an absolute ban on genetically modified (GM) produce and antibiotics in beef production; and many products are organic. "Our strengths lie in producing high quality, safe food products that appeal to niche and premium markets," says Alan Campbell of the Tasmanian government.</p><p><a href="http://www.freshplaza.com/2005/23mei/2_au_diseasestatus.htm">Fresh plaza: Tasmania cashes in on disease-free status</a>

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