National Farmers' Federation

Review of the National Gene Technology Scheme 2017 Consultation Paper

The NFF supports gene technology research and development and believes that the outcomes of this R&D can contribute to meeting Australia’s future challenges in areas such as economic growth, human health and environmental sustainability. The NFF supports the current technical review process based on scientific and technological knowledge and would like to emphasise how crucial it is to be guided by scientific input to create a regulatory environment conducive to innovation. However, it is important that regulation is warranted, appropriately targeted, clearly communicated, and that restrictions are minimised as far as possible to avoid perverse outcomes.

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