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DIR 163

Limited and controlled release of canola genetically modified for altered oil content and herbicide tolerance

Licence details

Licence number:
DIR 163
Licence status:
Current
Category:
Agricultural
Release:
Limited and controlled
Organisation:

Nuseed Pty Ltd

Parent organism:

Canola (Brassica napus L.)

Modified trait:

Composition - food (human nutrition), Composition - animal nutrition, Selectable marker - herbicide, Selectable marker - antibiotic, Herbicide tolerance

Licence issue date:
Description:

This licence allows Nuseed Pty Ltd to conduct a limited and controlled release of canola genetically modified for altered oil content and herbicide tolerance in Australia. The GM canola has been modified to produce long chain omega-3 fatty acids by introducing a number of genes from other organisms that naturally produce them. The GM canola may also contain two selectable marker genes, which were used to select GM plants during initial development in the laboratory, and a herbicide tolerance gene. The canola can be grown in up to 20 sites, with a maximum combned area of up to 150 ha per year.

The Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (RARMP) for this application concludes that the field trial poses negligible risks to people or the environment. However, as this is a field trial, the applicant must fulfil a range of licence conditions that control when and where the trial can take place, limit the size of the trial and put restrictions on any canola leaving the trial site.

The risk analysis for this application was carried out in accordance with the Regulator’s Risk Analysis Framework.

Please see our factsheets for more information on GM canola in Australia and managing GM canola on roadsides.

You can find out more about canola and how it is farmed in Australia in our biology document.

Date application received:
RARMP open for public consultation:
RARMP closed for public consultation:

Documents

Licence decision - notification

Outlines the Regulator’s decision to issue a licence following the assessment of this application.

Licence decision - Q&A

FAQs on the licence application and the Regulator’s decision to issue a licence for this application.

Risk assessment and risk management plan - summary

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.

Risk assessment and risk management plan - full version

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.

Licence conditions

Sets out the licence conditions imposed by the Regulator, including the licence holder’s general and specific obligations and reporting requirements.

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