Biotech Updates

Australia's OGTR Receives Application for Field Trials of Biotech Cotton

August 24, 2016

The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) of Australia announced that they have received a license application from Monsanto for field trial biotech cotton (DIR 147) with insect resistance and herbicide tolerance traits. According to the application, the trial is proposed to be conducted from March 2017 to July 2021 in 50 sites each year. As a response, the OGTR is preparing a Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan for the application, which is expected to be released in November 2016 for public comment.

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