Australian OGTR Receives Application for Commercial Release of GM SafflowerOctober 18, 2017
The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has received a license application under the Gene Technology Act 2000 (the Act) for Dealings involving the Intentional Release (DIR) of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the Australian environment. The application (DIR 158) from GO Resources Pty Ltd proposes the commercial release of two lines of genetically modified (GM) safflower. The GM safflower has been modified to lower the expression of two fatty acid biosynthesis genes to produce more oleic acid in the seed, and also contains a marker gene that was used for the selection of plants during the early stages of research.
DIR 158 aims to introduce the GM safflower into the Australian cropping system. If a license is issued, the GM safflower and its derived products would enter general commerce, with the oil derived from the GM safflower intended for commercial industrial oil production. Products derived from the GM safflower are not intended for use in human food.
The Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan for the application will be released for public comment in March 2018.
The Crop Biotech Update is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization. The CBU is distributed for free to over 23,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in agricultural biotechnology. Your support will help us in our mission to feed the world with knowledge. You can help by donating as little as $10.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- Global Hunger Index Shows Long-term Decline But Level Remains High
- Golden Rice to Lead the Way in Producing Healthier Rice Varieties
- Biotechnology a Key Part of Uganda's Food Security Strategy
- ITIF, Independent Scientists Call on US Interior Secretary to Reverse Policy Against GM Seeds
- Australian OGTR Receives Application for Commercial Release of GM Safflower
- Found: Gene to Help Hybrid Wheat Breeding
- Amazonian Farmers Discovered Secret to Wild Rice Domestication 4,000 Years Ago
- Overexpression of BjHMGS1 Improves Health-Promoting Compounds in Tomato Fruit
- The Strawberry FaTPK1 Plays a Critical Role in Fruit Quality Formation
Plant Breeding Innovations
- CRISPR-Cas9-Mediated Targeted Mutagenesis in Seedless Grapes
- Discovery of MPK Roles in Rice by Characterizing CRISPR-Edited Mutants
Beyond Crop Biotech
- Scientists Discover a Gene that Makes Fungi Pathogenic
- Zygote injection of CRISPR-Cas9 Modifies the Target Gene without Unwanted Effects in Pigs
- IPBO Fact Series on Cotton and Maize in Africa
- Updated Pocket Ks on Benefits of GM Crops
Read the latest:
- Crop Biotech Update (October 5, 2022)
- Genome Editing Supplement (October 5, 2022)
- Gene Drive Supplement (September 28, 2022)
Subscribe to CBU: