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Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and Gene Technology Regulation in South Australia

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are organisms that have been modified by gene technology. They may include plants, animals, foods and biological preparations used in medicines.

GMOs are regulated by the Gene Technology Regulator.

City of Marion receives notifications from the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) when licences are issued by the OGTR in our local government area. All applications and associated files are available on the OGTR website.

In the past, Council has considered applications related to Genetically Modified Crops (GM Crops). In 2020, changes were passed by the South Australian Parliament that will allow GM food crops to be cultivated in South Australia, except on Kangaroo Island.

Information specifically relating to GM Crops in South Australia is available on the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) website.