Agrow is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By


Australia OKs GM disease-resistant banana tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has concluded that proposed field tests of genetically modified disease-resistant bananas pose “negligible” risks to health or the environment. The Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane) plans to test up to 17 GM banana lines on a 1.4 ha site between July 2008 and April 2010. Up to 16 of the lines would contain a gene from the nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans, to confer disease and stress resistance ( Agrow No 536, p 16). The OGTR’s risk assessment and risk management plan is open to public comment until June 18th.



What to read next




Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts