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Tougher GM laws needed now 18-7-17

20 July 2017
Widespread non-compliance with the Office of Gene Technology Regulator's safety rules and licenses has been confirmed. They are a siren alert for tough, proactive action. The OGTR is now assessing options to deregulate new GM techniques (CRISPR; Talen; ZFN; RNAi).The Gene Technology Act 2000 clearly mandates that allnew GM techniques must be assessed, regulated and licensed underthe OGTR's national regime. The Precautionary Principle enshrined in the Act should also apply. >> download file

Media Release: GM crops stalled in 2016

12 May 2017
Genetically Manipulated (GM) crops grew on less than 13% of global cropland in 2016. Two countries that grew GM in 2015 planted none in 2016, reducing GM countries to 26. And around 90% of all GM crops are grown in eight North and South American countries, fo it is far from a global industry. >> download file

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