Communique of GTTAC meeting of 27 July 2018
This Communiqué covers matters considered at the 15th video conference of the Gene Technology Technical Advisory Committee (27 July 2018).
Nuseed Pty Ltd applied for a licence to conduct field trials of canola plants that have been genetically modified (GM) for altered oil content and herbicide tolerance.
GTTAC noted the key points in the consultation RARMP including the conclusion that this release poses negligible risks to the health and safety of people and the environment. GTTAC discussed proposed licence conditions including the field trial layout, requirements for post-cleaning inspections, and what constitutes a significant disturbance at burial sites.