Three Programmes and a New Technology

Tens of millions of public science dollars have been directed to the development of GM pasture species in New Zealand over the last two decades.

Two major New Zealand-based programmes are seeking to develop a range of GM pasture grasses engineered to tolerate drought, increase biomass, increase water and nitrogen efficiency, and improve the nutritional content of forage species such as ryegrass and clover.

Research for a third GM grass programme by New Zealand entities is being undertaken in Australia.

Read the background briefing: NZ GM Pasture Research