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Australia approves GM wheat test

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved an application from Murdoch University (Perth, Western Australia) to conduct a small-scale field test of genetically modified wheat. The wheat has been modified with the Dx5 and Dy10 genes from wheat for improved grain quality. The OGTR previously concluded that the planned test posed negligible risks to human health and the environment. The 600 m2 per year test will be conducted at the New Genes for New Environments facility in Katanning, Western Australia between May 2015 and December 2017.


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