Biotech Updates

DEFRA Approves Wheat Trial

September 23, 2011

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in the United Kingdom has granted approval to Rothamsted Research to conduct a research trial on wheat genetically modified to resist aphids in 2012 and 2013. It was evaluated by the Advisory Committee of Releases to the Environment (ACRE).

Precautionary conditions were attached to the statutory consent for the trial to ensure that no GM material from the trial will enter the food and feed chain.

Read the news release at More information on the Rothamsted Research application and the statutory consent is at