172. Additional information has been identified that may be required to assess an application for a large scale or commercial release of these GM cotton varieties, or to justify a reduction in containment conditions. This includes:

    • additional data on potential increases in toxicity to non-target invertebrates as a result of stacked insect resistance genes
    • additional phenotypic characterisation of the GM cotton varieties, in particular of traits which may contribute to weediness
    • additional molecular and biochemical characterisation of the GM cotton varieties.