Syngenta Australia Pty Ltd
Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)
This licence allows Syngenta Australia Pty Ltd to conduct commercial release of cotton genetically modified for insect resistance. This gene is derived from a common soil bacterium. The gene encodes a protein that is toxic to specific pest insects that cause major yield losses in cotton crops. The GM cotton is allowed to be grown in all cotton growing areas in Australia, subject to restrictions in some Australian States and Territories for marketing reasons.
The licence is for an ongoing commercial release. The Regulator has not imposed any specific measures to manage risk, as the risk assessment concluded that this release of the GM cotton poses negligible risks to the health and safety of people or the environment. However, general conditions have been imposed to ensure that there is ongoing oversight of the release.
The risk analysis for this application was carried out in accordance with the Regulator’s Risk Analysis Framework.
Please see our factsheet for more information on GM cotton in Australia.
You can find out more about cotton and how it is farmed in Australia in our biology document.
Outlines the Regulator’s decision to issue a licence following the assessment of this application.
FAQs on the licence application and the Regulator’s decision to issue a licence for this application.
A summary of the Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan prepared as part of the assessment of this application. It provides a brief description of the licence application, the risk assessment and risk management plan.
The final risk assessment and management plan prepared to support the Regulator's decision. It describes the GMO(s) and proposed work with the GMO(s) and provides an assessment of potential risks posed by the GMO(s). It also includes a summary of submissions received during the public consultation process.