The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) Institute for Industrial Crops (IIC) submitted an application to the Directorate of Genetic Resources (DGR) within the Department of Agriculture (DOA) in 2006 for a trial release of genetically modified cassava.

The African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) submitted its objections to the proposed trial release. On the 19th March 2007 the Executive Council (EC) of the DGR denied the application by the ARC – IIC for a trial release and granted permission instead for the proposed activities to be conducted within the confines of a containment level 2 greenhouse.

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