2018 Review of GMO Moratorium
The 2018 Review of Tasmania's
genetically modified organisms (GMO) moratorium
concluded in August 2019.
The Final Report to the Review is now available:
GMO Final Report (593Kb)
The review examined the potential marketing impacts of extending or amending the moratorium, or allowing it to expire. It considered:
- The potential market advantages and disadvantages of allowing or not allowing the use of gene technology in Tasmanian primary industries, including food and non-food sectors
Domestic and international gene technology policy relevant to primary industries
- Research and development relevant to the use of gene technology in primary industries
- Any other relevant matters raised during the review.
The focus of the review was on the trade and marketing considerations associated with the GMO moratorium, the experience in other jurisdictions, and any gene technology developments that may warrant a reconsideration of the moratorium now or in the future.
In March 2019 the Department released an Issues Paper and invited submissions: