Interview with ABC radio re FSANZ review of gene technology definition

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FSANZ announced that the definitions of 'food produced using gene technology' and 'gene technology' are no longer fit for purpose following the development of 'new breeding techniques'. These definitions currently trigger a pre-market safety assessment. They will now prepare a proposal to revise the definitions and to determine what foods/technologies require the safety review going forward.

Dr Heather Bray spoke with Tyne Logan on ABC Great Southern's Breakfast program to discuss what this means for food producers and consumers.

Audio: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/greatsouthern/programs/breakfast/breakfast/11763912 (start at 47:20)

For more information see: https://www.foodstandards.gov.au/media/Pages/Final-Report---Review-of-food-derived-using-new-breeding-techniques.aspx

 

Period10 Dec 2019

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Media contributions

  • TitleInterview with ABC radio re FSANZ review of gene technology definition
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletABC
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size7 mins 17 seconds
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/12/19
    DescriptionFSANZ announced that the definitions of 'food produced using gene technology' and 'gene technology' are no longer fit for purpose following the development of 'new breeding techniques'. These definitions currently trigger a pre-market safety assessment. They will now prepare a proposal to revise the definitions and to determine what foods/technologies require the safety review going forward.

    Dr Heather Bray spoke with Tyne Logan on ABC Great Southern's Breakfast program to discuss what this means for food producers and consumers.

    Audio: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/greatsouthern/programs/breakfast/breakfast/11763912 (start at 47:20)
    For more information see: https://www.foodstandards.gov.au/media/Pages/Final-Report---Review-of-food-derived-using-new-breeding-techniques.aspx
    Producer/AuthorTyne Logan
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/radio/greatsouthern/programs/breakfast/breakfast/11763912
    PersonsHeather Bray

Keywords

  • gene technology
  • GM
  • GM food
  • food labelling