FOEA Emerging tech Project

Federal Government asks states to approve deregulation of GM animals

The Federal Government has asked states and territories to approve proposed changes to our Gene Technology Regulations that will make Australia the first country in the world to deregulate genetically modified (GM) animals. The Federal Government is proposing deregulating a range of new genetic modification (GM) techniques such as CRISPR that are being referred to as Site Directed Nucleases 1 (SDN-1). Members of the Legislative and Governance...

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Agriculture Ministers to discuss deregulating genetically modified animals

At today’s Agriculture Minister’s Forum, State and Federal Agriculture Ministers will discuss proposed changes to our Gene Technology Regulations that would make Australia the first country in the world to deregulate genetically modified animals. The Federal Government is proposing deregulating a range of new genetic modification (GM) techniques such as CRISPR that are being referred to as Site Directed Nucleases 1 (SDN-1) in animals, plants...

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Agriculture Ministers to discuss deregulating genetically modified animals

At today’s Agriculture Minister’s Forum, State and Federal Agriculture Ministers will discuss proposed changes to our Gene Technology Regulations that would make Australia the first country in the world to deregulate genetically modified animals. The Federal Government is proposing deregulating a range of new genetic modification (GM) techniques such as CRISPR that are being referred to as Site Directed Nucleases 1 (SDN-1) in animals, plants...

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States reject Federal Government proposal to deregulate new GM techniques

Friends of the Earth has welcomed the rejection by state governments of a Federal Government proposal to deregulate a range of new genetic engineering techniques that are being referred to as gene editing. At the Legislative and Governance Forum on Gene Technology meeting last Thursday, State and Federal Ministers agreed that further consideration of the potential risks posed by these ‘gene editing’ techniques was needed before a decision could...

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Australia set to deregulate genetically modified animals

Australia could become the first country in the world to deregulate the use of new genetic modification (GM) techniques in animals. The techniques, known as ‘gene editing’, will be considered when State and Federal Governments meet at the Legislative and Governance Forum on Gene Technology meeting in Adelaide this Thursday. A new report by Friends of the Earth reveals that scientists are using these new GM techniques, such as CRISPR, to develop...

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