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GM chickpea trials to test drought/environmental stress tolerance

Grain Central, 13 December 2018

The Queensland University of Technology has applied for a licence to conduct trials into the drought tolerance of genetically modified chickpea plants.

New world order of biotech cotton on the horizon

Neil Lyon, 08 August 2018

A new generation of biotech insect and herbicide tolerant cotton under development by Monsanto is set to be released to the Australian cotton industry in the next decade.

Why did anti-GM activist Mark Lynas change his mind?

Neil Lyon, 13 July 2018

In the 1990s, Mark Lynas was a prominent anti-GM activist at the forefront of a world-wide movement mounting protest campaigns and destroying GM crops, but two decades later he changed his mind and has transformed into a vocal GM proponent.

Commercial release of genetically modified safflower

Grain Central, 27 June 2018

The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has issued a licence to GO Resources Pty Ltd that authorises the commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) safflower in Australia.

Science and ‘people power’ the key to agriculture’s success

Grain Central, 15 June 2018

Science will play a key role when it comes to feeding the world and achieving agricultural targets like $100 billion in Australian farm gate outputs by 2030, according to Toowoomba-based researcher Kristen Knight.

Bt corn adoption suppresses pests for other crops

Grain Central, 15 March 2018

A study of the adoption of Bt corn in North America has found it provides significant benefits to other crops by suppressing pests.

GM moratorium delivers no premiums to SA

Grain Central, 07 March 2018

Independent analysis has demonstrated there are no premiums being delivered to the majority of South Australian farmers because of the state’s status as free of genetically modified crops.

Nuseed given go-ahead for release of GM canola

Grain Central, 13 February 2018

The Gene Tehnology Regulator has issued a licence to Nuseed Pty Ltd authorising the commercial release of canola genetically modified for omega-3 oil content (known as DHA canola).

CRISPR gene-editing in Europe? Questions remain on regulations

Guest Author, 31 January 2018

Gene-editing techniques such as CRISPR are seen as game-changers for agriculture. Australia is watching as Europe continues to grapple with how to regulate the process.

Panel puts gene editing under the microscope

Neil Lyon, 23 November 2017

What can gene editing deliver for agriculture? Is regulation keeping up with this latest development in genetic technology? Will consumers accept it more readily than they have GMOs?