Australia's Gene Technology Regulator Invites Comments on Field Trial of GM Wheat and BarleyFebruary 7, 2024
The Australian Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) is inviting comments on an application from The University of Adelaide to conduct a field trial of wheat and barley genetically modified for yield enhancement.
The field trial is proposed to run between May 2024 and January 2029 on one site with a maximum area of 2 hectares per year. The field trial site is located in Light Regional Council in South Australia. The GM wheat and barley grown in this field trial would not be used for human food or animal feed.
The 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 environmental safety before deciding whether to issue the license. Submissions for DIR 201 should be received by March 12, 2024.
You might also like:
- Australian OGTR Receives License Application for GM Cotton Field Trial
- Australian OGTR Receives Application for Field Trial of GM Wheat and Barley
- Australian OGTR Receives Application for Field Trial of GM Sorghum
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
- Australia's Gene Technology Regulator Invites Comments on Field Trial of GM Wheat and Barley
- Researchers Pinpoint Potato Gene for Root Growth and Drought Tolerance
- Experts Develop CRISPR-based Biosensor for GM Maize
- Sustainable Sensor Detects Pesticides on Crops
- A Non-allergenic Wheat Protein Improves the Growth of Cultivated Meat
- Study Gives Details on Arabica Coffee's Complex Genome
- Pinoy Biotek Seminar: PCR-based Detection Kit for Salmonella on Meat
- Researchers Develop Gene Editing Tools for Precision Medicine
Read the latest:
- Biotech Updates (February 21, 2024)
- Gene Editing Supplement (February 14, 2024)
- Gene Drive Supplement (February 22, 2023)
Subscribe to BU: