4. Low Level Presence of GM Plant Material

    23 October 2017

    Low level presence (LLP) refers to the unintended presence, at low levels, of minute amounts of genetically modified (GM) plant material that has been approved in at least one country but not necessarily in the importing country.

    Australia has robust gene technology and food safety regulatory systems whose objectives are to identify and manage risks to human and animal health and the environment.

    CropLife Australia supports enhancing the existing science-based framework by encouraging the Australian Government to recognise that some GM crops grown and approved overseas may not yet be approved for environmental release or food and feed use in Australia, and to develop a practical and pragmatic LLP policy that reduces potential trade impacts of a future LLP incident without undermining our current regulatory protections.