Policy Number: 2.05 Issue Date: 10 June 2004 Page: 1 of 1
OTHER RELATED POLICIES/DIRECTIVES
101st GRDC Board Meeting – Resolution B744
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 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 genetically modified crops in Australian research programs and farming systems.
All GRDC investments and initiatives relating to the development and use of gene technologies and genetically modified (GM) crops will be managed in accordance with GRDC Guidelines – “Development and Use of Gene Technologies and Genetically Modified Crops”.
The Executive Manager, Program Operations is responsible for
• allocating responsibility for the management of individual investments between GRDC program managers
• overall coordination of GRDC investments and initiatives across program areas and business units in the area of gene technologies and GM crops.
Responsibility and review
Managing Director, 1 November 2004
Relevant Australian Standard
Authorised Managing Director