Communique of GTTAC Meeting of 17 January 2017
This Communiqué covers matters considered at the 12th video conference of the Gene Technology Technical Advisory Committee (17 January 2017).
Licence application DIR 149 from Nuseed Pty Ltd is for a limited and controlled release of GM Juncea canola plants with altered oil content. The proposed field trial would take place over five years between April 2017 and May 2022, with trial sites selected from 102 possible local government areas in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. The trial would be conducted at a maximum of 4 sites of up to 2 hectares (ha) per site in 2017, 10 sites of up to 5 ha per site in 2018, and 15 sites of up to 10 ha per site in each subsequent year.