Risk assessment of GM field peas
In 2005, CSIRO reported it had discontinued research into genetically modified field peas because the peas did not satisfy all the requirements of their risk assessment process. The findings from the study highlighted the importance of a careful case-by-case evaluation of GM crops, and the role science can play in decision-making related to the development of GM crops.
GRAZPLAN™: supporting documents and programs
Australian agriculture and land managers operate in an environment with a high degree of uncertainty, but CSIRO's GRAZPLAN™ tools help remove some of the guesswork from decision-making.
Dr James Petrie: metabolic engineering of plant oils
Dr James Petrie's research aims to modify the oil content and oil profile of plants. His current focus in on producing long chain omega-3 oils in land plants, and increasing the levels of seed and leaf oil produced in plants.
International C4 Rice Consortium
In collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute, CSIRO is part of a major international food security initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Australian biological collections
The Australian Biological Collections contribute to the discovery, inventory, understanding and conservation of Australia’s plant and animal biodiversity.