Biotech Updates

Australian OGTR DIR 122 - Notification of Decision on GM Wheat Field Trial

November 6, 2013

Australia's Gene Technology Regulator issued a license for DIR 122, authorizing the limited and controlled release (field trial) of wheat lines that have been genetically modified (GM) for enhanced yield stability. The release is authorized to take place at one site per growing season in the area of Horsham (VIC), between November 2013 and March 2016.

A Summary and the final Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan, together with a set of Questions and Answers on this decision and a copy of the license, are available from the DIR 122 page of the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator's website at