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Three Greenpeace activists have been arrested during a protest at Murray Goulburn’s Melbourne headquarters.

Protesters went into the building today demanding the dairy cooperative support bans on genetically engineered food crops.

Police forcibly removed three campaigners from the premises, but several protesters remained outside.

Campaigner Louise Sales said the dairy company supports the reintroduction of GE crops for use in stock feed.

“Murray Goulburn play a pivotal role in the dairy industry not only in Victoria but also in all of Australia,” she said.

“We think it’s important that they support clean healthy food for consumers and stand up for farmers and protect our GE free status,” she said.

“I had a brief interchange with the managing director but he was fairly hostile and wasn’t really ready to engage,” she added.

“We will continue to pursue a meeting with Murray Goulburn to talk about their policy.”






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