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Australia OKs GM wheat tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) concludes that proposed field tests of genetically modified wheat pose negligible risks to human health and the environment. The wheat has been modified with genes for delayed leaf senescence and enhanced fructan biosynthesis with the intention of enhancing biomass and seed yield, and improving drought tolerance. The application was made by the Victorian Department of Primary Industries. It plans to conduct trials at one site on up to 2 ha per season between November 2013 and December 2015. The OGTR's risk assessment and management plan is open to public comment until September 20th.

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