Queensland University of Technology
Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)
Environmental stress tolerance – drought; Selectable marker – antibiotic
This licence allows The Queensland University of Technology for the limited and controlled release of chickpea genetically modified for drought and other environmental stress tolerance. The field trial can take place at a single site in Walkamin, Queensland, with a maximum area of 3 ha per season. The trial can be conducted from June 2019 until December 2024, which allows up to six growing seasons. The GM chickpeas grown in the field trial will not be used in human food or animal feed.
The aim of the field trial is to assess how the GM chickpeas perform under field conditions. Queensland University of Technology must comply with a range of licence conditions that restrict when and where the trial can take place, limit the size of the trial, and stop GM chickpea from spreading outside the trial. For example, there are conditions to isolate the trial site from other chickpea crops, to securely transport and store the GM chickpeas and to inspect the site at the end of the trial to check that the GM chickpeas are destroyed.
The risk analysis for this application was carried out in accordance with the Regulator’s Risk Analysis Framework.
You can find out more about chickpeas and how they are 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.