Biotech Updates

Rothamsted Research Submits Application to Conduct GM Wheat Field Trial

November 9, 2016

Rothamsted Research in the UK submitted an application to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to conduct GM wheat field trials in Rothamsted Farm in 2017 to 2018. The GM wheat under study was developed by scientists at Rothamsted Research, University of Essex, and Lancaster University to be more photosynthesis-efficient and better convert light energy into plant biomass. The field trial will be carried out to assess the performance of GM wheat plants in the field. At present, public consultation regarding the application is being conducted.

Read the original article from Rothamsted Research. For more information about the study, read the Q&A Section on the Rothamsted Research website.