In a field test or outdoor development, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are kept within outdoor enclosures where there are physical barriers (such as fences) and operating procedures (such as preventing plants from flowering) to keep the GM plant or animal within its secure enclosure. Such activities are classed as being in containment within approved facilities.
Information on the field tests and outdoor developments of GMOs that have occurred in New Zealand can be found here:
Active field tests and outdoor developments in New Zealand
The following field test/outdoor developments are currently taking place in New Zealand.