Australia OKs GM sugar cane tests
The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has concluded that small-scale field tests of genetically modified sugar cane pose negligible risks to human health and the environment. The University of Queensland applied to test the sugar cane, which has been modified with two undisclosed genes involved in sugar metabolism. The University plans to conduct the tests on two sites of up to 5 ha between August 2015 and May 2020. The OGTR's risk assessment and management plan is open to public comment until June 15th.