In partnership with the Academy of Science, ATSE has made a submission to the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) consultation on food derived using "new breeding techniques".
These new techniques are technological developments arising from new understandings around breeding, genetics, and genetic modification.
The purpose of the consultation is to assist FSANZ consider food products of new breeding techniques and whether these techniques are sufficiently captured by Standard 1.5.2 of the Code, and if not, if they should.
The specific techniques being considered include: genome editing, GM rootstock grafting, cisgenesis and transgenesis, and techniques involving null segregants.
The Academies’ submission is guided by the following general principles:
The submission is attached.
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