Genetic modification

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Gene editing
Crops genetic engineering
Genetically modified crops
Genetically modified organisms
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Biotechnology and security threats: national responses and prospects for international cooperation

Cutting-edge biotechnology, mainly consisting of gene editing, gene drives and gene synthesis, is developing and changing rapidly. This report examines the overall planning and governance of biotechnology around the world.
Report

Biodata and biotechnology: opportunity and challenges for Australia

This report canvasses the extraordinary recent developments in genome sequencing and genetic engineering, which will transform all biological enterprises, including healthcare, among the most important parts of the global economy. It argues that there is a opportunity for Australia to play a leading role in...
Report

Gene editing: legal and regulatory implications

This report by the Royal Society Gene Editing Panel examines New Zealand's current legal and regulatory environment for genetic technology in Aotearoa.
Report

Meat analogues: considerations for the EU

Plant-based ‘meat’ and ‘lab-grown’ meat may help to tackle the unsustainability of the livestock sector. Focusing on the EU, this paper explores the challenges of scaling up production and generating demand for such meat analogues.
Survey

Swinburne National Technology and Society Monitor 2011

The Swinburne National Technology and Society Monitor provides an annual ‘snapshot’ of public perceptions of technological change. The Monitor is based on a national survey of 1000 Australian adults aged 18 to 94. The main findings of the 2011 Monitor are: 1. In general, Australians...
Report

An overview of genetic modification in New Zealand 1973-2013: the first forty years

This report argues that strategically, New Zealand is no further ahead on public policy regarding outdoor use of GMOs than it was when the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification reported its findings in 2001. It considers New Zealand is less equipped to make a strategic...
Discussion paper

Food derived using new breeding techniques: consultation paper

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is undertaking a review of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) to consider its application to the food products of new breeding techniques (NBTs). The purpose of this consultation paper is to seek views from a...
Thesis

Hawai‘i : GMO Ground Zero - Seeds of Occupation, Seeds of Possibility

As the primary site for development of all herbicide-tolerant corn seed and with more experimental field trials of genetically engineered crops than anywhere else in the world, Hawai‘i is placed at the epicenter of the agrochemical-seed-biotechnology industry’s global chains of production. It is also a...
Report

Regulation of Australian agriculture

Farm businesses are subject to a vast and complex array of regulations. Regulations are in place at every stage of the supply chain — from land acquisition to marketing — and are applied by all levels of government. The number and complexity of regulations affecting...
Report

Four possible futures for New Zealand in 2058

This report uses the issues of climate change and genetic modification to explore four scenarios based on whether or not the world manages itself well and whether or not New Zealand manages itself well. These four scenarios illustrate why small countries have such a vested...
Report

An overview of genetic modification in New Zealand 1973-2013: the first forty years

This report describes New Zealand’s approach to managing the risks of genetic modification forty years on from its invention. It documents how government, Crown research institutes, industry and society responded to a new policy issue and makes recommendations as to the way forward.
Report

Precaution and the precautionary principle: two Australian case studies

Private activities and government regulatory actions or inaction can have impacts on the environment and on human health. Scientific uncertainty about such impacts compounds the problems that confront policymakers. In environmental and natural resource management areas subject to scientific uncertainty, policy development can be enhanced...