Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

Biotechnology position

Within the context of Australia’s legal and regulatory framework, the GRDC will invest in the development and use of gene technologies and genetically modified (GM) crops where this will provide substantial agronomic, environmental or economic benefits to its stakeholders.

To facilitate grower choice in the technologies incorporated into individual farming systems, the GRDC will also:

  • contribute to industry efforts to maintain the coexistence of different production systems and supply chains
  • facilitate informed decision-making regarding the use of gene technologies and GM crops in Australian research programs and farming systems.