A Senate bid to overturn the lack of regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms is unlikely to achieve anything.
The Greens Party will move a disallowance motion in the federal Senate on Wednesday, but without crossbench support and the Labor Party as an ally it won't have the numbers.
The Labor Party has confirmed it will not support the disallowance motion and does not share concerns that the SDN-1 and CRISPR technology is a threat to human health.
Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon said there were times when red tape and over regulation were too much, and this was one of them.
"The decision not to regulate this particular type of technology came from the Gene Technology regulator itself. It's been to COAG and supported by all the states other than Tasmania," he said.
"The Labor Party doesn't see any reason to intervene in the decision of the Gene Technology regulator and the decision of the Commonwealth and the states."
Mr Fitzgibbon said he decided the lack of regulation was appropriate after speaking with scientists and the organic farming industry.
He said Shadow Health Minister Chris Bowen also didn't see any problem with the government's changes, which came into effect last month.
""I don't believe it poses any risk to human health and it won't cause any economic damage in the food sector. I've had many meetings with many scientists and other experts and they have been able to persuade me," Mr Fitzgibbon said.
"People are constantly talking about red tape and over regulation and we believe that this is a regulatory regime that's not necessary in this case."