Communique of GTTAC meetings of 18 Dec 2014 and 29 January 2015
This Communiqué covers matters considered at the 6th and 7th video conferences of the Gene Technology Technical Advisory Committee (18 December 2014 and 29 January 2015).
GTTAC noted that application DIR 131 from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is for a limited and controlled release of GM safflower that has been modified for high oleic acid composition. The proposed field trial would take place between January 2015 and August 2019 at 45 sites in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia. The maximum cumulative planting area of the trial would be 850 hectares over four growing seasons.