Why GM field trials are risky (and expensive) business

Report - 31 December, 2011
Australia is set to be the first country in the world to commercialise genetically modified (GM) wheat.

The Australian Government has approved over 1,300 lines of GM wheat for experiments in open air trials, which are currently taking place in five states and territories across the country. Past evidence across the globe shows there is a high risk that these experimental GM wheat field trials are highly likely to contaminate conventional wheat varieties and threaten Australia’s billion dollar wheat industry.

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