172. Additional information has been identified that may be required to assess an application for a large scale or commercial release of these GM safflower lines, or to justify a reduction in containment conditions. This includes:

  • additional molecular and biochemical characterisation of the GM safflower lines, particularly with respect to production of potential toxins or allergens
  • additional phenotypic characterisation of the GM safflower lines, particularly with respect to traits that may contribute to weediness
  • additional information on long distance gene flow between safflower crops.