Australian OGTR Issues License for Commercial Release of Herbicide Tolerant CottonNovember 11, 2020
Australia's Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has issued a license in response to application DIR 173 from Monsanto Australia Pty Ltd., authorizing the commercial release of cotton genetically modified for herbicide tolerance (MON 88701). The release is authorized to take place throughout Australia. The GM cotton and products derived from GM cotton may enter general commerce, including use in human food and animal feed. Food Standards Australia New Zealand has approved the use in food of material derived from this GM cotton.
The decision to issue the license was made after consultation on the Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (RARMP) with the public, State and Territory governments, Australian Government agencies, the Minister for the Environment, the Gene Technology Technical Advisory Committee and local councils, as required by the Gene Technology Act 2000 and the corresponding State and Territory legislation.
The Regulator considered all submissions provided during the consultation process related to the health and safety of people or the protection of the environment. The finalized RARMP concludes that this commercial release poses negligible risks to people and the environment and does not require specific risk treatment measures.
The final RARMP, as well as its summary, a set of Questions and Answers on this decision, and a copy of the license, are available online from the DIR 173 page of the OGTR website.
You might also like:
- Bt Cotton Adoption in India Impacts Yields, Profits, and Living Standards
- Research Shows Bt Cotton's Performance in Rainfed Areas
- Event Name: MON88701
Biotech Updates is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization. It is distributed for free to over 22,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in 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
- International Online Discourses Provide Global Updates on Animal Gene Editing and Biotechnology
- UN Report Pinpoints Potential Hotspots of Famine
- GM Crops to Boost Food and Nutrition Security in Ghana
- IITA and CIP Awarded Certification in Stewardship Excellence
- 30 Years of Experiments Predict Future for Major Crops
- South Australia Rejects 11 Proposals to Ban GM Crops, Says GM Moratorium's Price Premiums Only a Myth
- Australian OGTR Issues License for Commercial Release of Herbicide Tolerant Cotton
- Invitation to the 3rd Asian Short Course on Agri-biotech, Biosafety Regulation, and Communication
- Cisgenic Potatoes Do Not Disrupt Soil Microsystems
- Genome Editing in Plants using CRISPR Type I-D Nuclease
- Heat Tolerance Gene in Corals Found Using Gene Editing
- Study Identifies "Mother" of all SARS-CoV-2 Genomes; Reveals Earlier COVID-19 Timeline
- Researchers Find "Hidden Gene" in COVID-19 Virus
Read the latest:
- Biotech Updates (May 31, 2023)
- Gene Editing Supplement (May 31, 2023)
- Gene Drive Supplement (February 22, 2023)
Subscribe to BU: