Australia: New genetically modified wheat trial for Victoria

The Victorian Agriculture Department wants to conduct the state’s largest genetically modified wheat trial at Horsham, in the state’s west.

But a recent GM wheat contamination in the United States, that shut down wheat exports, has the organic food industry worried. Victoria’s Department of Environment and Primary Industries has been trialling GM wheat since 2007, and is applying to the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator for a two-hectare trial of GM wheat modified for improved yield and drought tolerance.

Some individuals and agencies, including Safe Food Foundation director Scott Kinnear, are worried about risk of contamination similar to that in the United States.

Read the full, original story here: “New genetically modified wheat trial for Victoria” 
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