Communique of GTTAC Meeting of 30 May 2017
This Communiqué covers matters considered at the 52nd meeting of the Gene Technology Technical Advisory Committee (30 May 2017, Canberra).
Licence application DIR 152 from the University of Adelaide is for a field trial of GM wheat and barley plants that have been modified for enhanced yield or frost tolerance. The trial would take place at up to five sites, on a maximum of 3.75 hectares per growing season in South Australia, Western Australia and New South Wales, between July 2017 and January 2021. The risk assessment for DIR 152 concludes that this release poses negligible risks to the health and safety of people and the environment.