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Record information and status
Record ID
48067
Status
Published
Date of creation
2009-01-09 06:02 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of last update
2020-02-28 12:40 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of publication
2020-03-09 13:01 UTC (nina.opitz@bmel.bund.de)

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General information
Country submitting the decision or communication
  • Germany
Competent National Authority(ies) responsible for the decision or communication
Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety
Mauerstrasse 39-42
Berlin
Germany, 10117
Phone:+49-(0)3018-445-6500
Fax:+49-(0)3018-445-6099
Email:german_bch@bvl.bund.de
Url:http://www.biosafety-bch.de (english language),BVL Homepage (English)
Title / Reference number of the decision or communication
6786-01-0195; Decision regarding the deliberate release (field trial) of genetically modified summer wheat (Triticum aestivum) "KP4-Golin 5" and "KP4-Greina 16" issued by the German Competent Authority
Date of the decision
2008-05-13
Is the decision taken prior to entry into force of the Protocol?
No
Jurisdiction
  • Germany
Is this an amendment to a previous decision / communication?
No
Decision or communication details
Subject(s) of the decision
  • Decision on LMOs for intentional introduction into the environment (according Article 10 or domestic regulatory framework)
Was the decision triggered by a request for a transboundary movement of LMOs into the country?
No
Does the decision apply to transboundary movements of LMO(s) into the country?
No
Importer’s or Applicant’s contact details
Universität Rostock
Agrobiotechnology - Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 6

Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Germany, 18059
Phone:+49 381 498 ext 3080
Fax:+49 381 498 ext 3082
Email:dekan.auf@uni-rostock.de
Url:Rostock University,Agrobiotechnology - Rostock University
Result of the decision
  • Approval of the import/use of the LMO(s) with conditions
Conditions
- Fertile plant material has to be transported and stored in closed and clearly labelled repositories at any time outside the release site and laboratory. The label need to distinctively describe the LMO and it needs to be noted that this wheat is unfit for consumption (food and feed). Especially the loss of seeds must be avoided.
- Inspection of the release site on unexpected biological traits of the LMO and on disturbance by wildlife has to be accomplished weekly during the experimental release and sufficient risk measures have to be performed.
- To repel small mammals the field site has to be surrounded by a fine-meshed fence in the time periods from sowing to young plants that have at least one leaf and from dough-ripe stage to harvest.
- Not used LMO material has to be destroyed by autoclaving; straw by burning on the release site.
- Machines that have been in contact with LMOs have to be cleaned after use.
- After completion of the field trial, the release site and the surrounding shelter-crops have to be shallowly dug under the soil.
- For two years, the release site must not be cultivated with plants impairing the detection of transgenic volunteers.
- After completion of the field trial an inspection of the release site and the surrounding area for transgenic wheat volunteers, their documentation and removal and disposal has to be accomplished every two weeks for two years or if volunteers were observed for one year longer.
- A sign indicating "Versuch mit gentechnisch verändertem Weizen, der nicht als Lebens- oder Futtermittel zugelassen ist. Eine Entnahme durch Unbefugte ist nicht gestattet." (test with genetically modified wheat, not authorized for use as food of feed, unauthorized removal is not permitted) has to be put up at the release site.
Reasons
To comply with requirements of Directive 2001/18/EC, Gentechnikgesetz (German Gene Technology Act): reduce possibility of GMO spread/establishment.
Does the decision involve field trials?
Yes
Does the decision involve commercial release?
No
LMO identification
Wheat modified for resistance against corn smut (KP4-Golin 5)
Dr. Christof Sautter Resistance to antibiotics - Ampicillin Resistance to diseases and pests - Fungi Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
Wheat modified for resistance against corn smut (KP4-Greina 16)
Dr. Christof Sautter Resistance to antibiotics - Ampicillin Resistance to diseases and pests - Fungi Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
Risk assessment
6786-01-0195; Summary of the risk assessment of a deliberate release (field trial) of genetically modified summer wheat (Triticum aestivum) “KP4-Golin 5” and "KP4-Greina 16" issued by the German Competent Authority
Wheat modified for resistance against corn smut (KP4-Greina 16)
Dr. Christof Sautter

Resistance to antibiotics - Ampicillin
Resistance to diseases and pests - Fungi
Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
Wheat modified for resistance against corn smut (KP4-Golin 5)
Dr. Christof Sautter

Resistance to antibiotics - Ampicillin
Resistance to diseases and pests - Fungi
Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
Additional Information
Additional Information
type of decision: field trial
legal basis: Directive 2001/18/EC, Gentechnikgesetz [German Gene Technology Act]
scope: test of field performance of LMO
authorization valid from 13 May 2008 to 31 December 2010
locations: experimental fields located in 2 different villages in Germany; for details see German LMO/GMO location register ( http://apps2.bvl.bund.de/stareg_web/localeSwitch.do?language=en&page=/showflaechen.do?)
size: 72 m²/site/year
app. 14.400 LMO/site/year

note: not for food or feed purposes