Australia OKs GM wheat test
The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) concludes that a proposed field test by Murdoch University (Perth, Western Australia) of genetically modified wheat poses negligible risks to human health and the environment. The University applied to carry out a small-scale test of the wheat, which has been modified with the Dx5 and Dy10 genes from wheat for improved grain quality. The 600 m2 per year test will be conducted in the area of Katanning, Western Australia between May 2015 and December 2017. The OGTR's risk assessment and risk management plan is open to public comment until January 27th 2015.