Rothamsted Research in the UK submitted an application to the Department for
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to conduct GM wheat field trials
in Rothamsted Farm in 2017 to 2018. The GM wheat under study was developed
by scientists at Rothamsted Research, University of Essex, and Lancaster
University to be more photosynthesis-efficient and better convert light
energy into plant biomass. The field trial will be carried out to assess the
performance of GM wheat plants in the field. At present, public consultation
regarding the application is being conducted.