Description: Health

29 January 2021

Invitation to comment on the commercial release
of a genetically modified canola

The Gene Technology Regulator is assessing an application from BASF Australia Ltd for commercial cultivation of canola genetically modified (GM) for herbicide tolerance and a hybrid breeding system in all canola growing areas of Australia. The GM canola and its products would enter general commerce, including use in human food and animal feed.

The Regulator has prepared a Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (RARMP) for this application and welcomes written submissions on issues relating to the protection of human health and safety and the environment prior to making a decision on whether or not to issue the licence. The consultation RARMP and related information can be obtained via the contacts below. Submissions should reference DIR 175 and be received by 25 March 2021.

Office of the Gene Technology Regulator
MDP 54 GPO Box 9848 CANBERRA ACT 2601

Telephone: 1800 181 030   Website: