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Australia mulls GM carnation imports

The Australian company, International Flower Developments (Bundoora, Victoria), has applied to the Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) to import three varieties of genetically modified carnations. The carnations have been modified to produce mauve, purple or violet flowers and contain a marker gene conferring tolerance to sulfonylurea herbicides. The plants are cultivated in Ecuador and Colombia and have been authorised for import into North America, Japan and the EU. Similar GM carnations with altered flower colour were approved for release in Australia in 2007. The OGTR expects to issue a risk assessment and management plan on the latest application in July.



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