Feb. 25, 2022
The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has received a licence application (DIR 190) from BASF Australia Ltd (BASF) for commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) Indian mustard. A summary of the application and a Questions and Answers document is posted on our Website under News or search for DIR 190.
Licence application DIR 190 is for commercial release of GM Indian mustard modified for herbicide tolerance (RF3).
BASF is seeking approval to commercially grow the GM Indian mustard Australia-wide, in all Indian mustard growing areas. The GM Indian mustard and its products would enter general commerce, including use in human food and animal feed.
The OGTR is preparing a Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan for the application. This is expected to be released for public comment and advice from experts, agencies and authorities in July 2022. There will be at least 30 days for submission of comments.
If you have any questions or would like to receive a copy of the full application or the summary, please contact the OGTR and quote the reference number DIR 190.