Australian OGTR Invites Public Comments on GM Wheat and Barley Field TrialDecember 1, 2021
The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) invites comments from the public to assess an application from The University of Adelaide to conduct a field trial of wheat and barley genetically modified for yield enhancement and improved abiotic stress tolerance.
The field trial is proposed to take place at two sites, with a total area of 2 hectares per year across both sites. One site will be in Light Regional Council (SA) and the other site will be in the Shire of Merredin (WA). The GM wheat and barley grown in this field trial would not be used for human food or animal feed.
The Gene Regulator has prepared a Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (RARMP) for this application and welcomes written submissions on issues relating to the protection of human health and safety and the environment prior to making a decision on whether or not to issue the license. Submissions for DIR 186 should be received by January 14, 2022.
For more details on how to submit comments, visit the DIR 186 page on the OGTR website.
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