Communique of GTTAC Meeting of 8 April 2015
This Communiqué covers matters considered at the 47th meeting of the Gene Technology Technical Advisory Committee (8 April 2015).
International Flower Developments Pty Ltd has applied for a licence for the commercial import and distribution of genetically modified (GM) carnations that have been genetically modified for altered flower colour. The aim of the application is to import cut carnation flowers for use in the commercial flower trade in Australia. There is no intention to grow these GM flowers in Australia. If a licence is issued, harvested cut-flowers of the GMOs would be imported and distributed in the same way as other cut carnation flowers in the floristry industry.