National Farmers' Federation

Discussion Paper: Options for regulating new technologies.

The submission states that farmers should have a choice in deciding whether to use gene technology or conventional breeding.

The guiding principle in determining whether a product should be regulated by the OGTR or not should be whether the modification introduces new genetic material. If the change uses technologies such as gene editing, producing a result that could have occurred in nature, it should not be regulated by OGTR.

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