A stretch of coastline can be seen on Tasmania's northwest on the outskirts of Launceston June 4, 2014. Tasmania presently holds the status as the only Australian state that bans genetically modified ... more 
A stretch of coastline can be seen on Tasmania's northwest on the outskirts of Launceston June 4, 2014. Tasmania presently holds the status as the only Australian state that bans genetically modified food crops and animal feed. Once a dumping ground for the British Empire's convicts, Tasmania's isolation, wilderness and low population of just over half a million people has meant that it is one of the cleanest places on earth. But with fewer and fewer places in the world that are free from genetically modified farming and the innovations it brings, the pristine environment is under threat. Picture taken June 4, 2014. To match FEATURE AUSTRALIA-GMO/ REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY AGRICULTURE BUSINESS) less 
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Reuters | Photo By DAVID GRAY / REUTERS
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